Upholland was expected to do better dropped in class for his latest start at Hamilton. But he failed to land the odds and steps up in trip today. Scurr Mist and Where's Tiger are others who may finish closer but it would be no surprise if one of the newcomers proved good enough. Nabeel and Branston De Soto are worth keeping an eye on in the betting but LAT HAWILL is preferred. Costing 10,000gns as a yearling, he must have matured quickly as his price went up to 230,000gns at this year's sales so Marco Botti's colt gets a speculative vote.
Branston De Soto Hernando gelding out of Julatten.
Green Zone (IRE) Bushranger gelding out of Incense.
Lat Hawill (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Arbella.
Nabeel (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Screen Star.
Scurr Mist (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Dwelt, pushed along to soon lead, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Running Wolf (8-5) at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Sep.
Stanarley Pic Piccolo gelding out of Harlestone Lady.
Upholland 5-6fav (9-5) Prominent, ridden 2f out, edged left and not clear run approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Focusofourthoughts (9-5) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Where's Tiger 40-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 15, 10l behind Approach The West (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Nowinaminute (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 17l behind More Aspen (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Poetic Choice 40-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and wide into straight 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 11, 8l behind Nova Princesse (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Take A Break 200-1 (9-0) Prominent early, well beaten over 2f out, last of 10, 32l behind State Anthem (9-0) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.