SPIN CAST finished a close-up fourth in one of these events before scoring at Kempton last month. He handles soft ground and gets the token vote. Whitby Jet was less than a length ahead of Sir Boss when fourth on the Polytrack last time but the latter re-opposes on better terms today while Serena Brotherton has won two of the four renewals of this race so Four Nations is worth a second look. Bold Duke ran well in a claimer on his latest start and Kings Troop has gone well for an amateur before.
Spin Cast 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 7f out, outpaced 3f out, rallied over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 17, 4l behind Consider Yourself (9-3) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp (3) sft.
Whitby Jet (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, held close home, 4th of 14, 1l behind Beat Route (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sir Boss (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway and switched right 2f out, held towards finish, 5th of 14, 1l behind Beat Route (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Four Nations (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 10, 11l behind Huff And Puff (9-11) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ice Nelly (IRE) 28-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, not much room 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 17, 10l behind Consider Yourself (9-3) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp (3) sft.
Benandonner (USA) 9-1 (9-7) Prominent, lost place well over 2f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Lutine Charlie (9-0) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Sep.
Kings Troop 9-1 (11-7) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced approaching final 3f, no real progress final 2f, 7th of 15, 15l behind Tartan Jura (11-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Iceman George 20-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 9l behind Porcini (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Bold Duke 66-1 (8-7) In rear, headway on outer 2f out, ridden over 1f out, effort to challenge winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Guiletta (8-11) at Leicester 1m 4f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-70) (3-5yo) (6) sft.
Beggers Belief 20-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 14l behind Odin (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.