RED PIKE hasn't raced since finishing runner-up to Extortionist in a Nottingham maiden in April but the winner went on to land the Windsor Castle at Ascot and the third and fourth have also scored since. A repeat of that effort should see Bryan Smart's colt get off the mark ahead of Musselburgh second Sandra's Diamond and Elsie Partridge, third at Newmarket last month. Dream And Search has also shown signs of ability but looked ready for an extra furlong at Haydock last time and a longer trip would also benefit Royal Banker. Missouri Spirit is likely to fare better in handicaps.
Dream And Search (GER) 6-1 (9-5) Held up, headway near side over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 5l behind Mawfoor (9-5) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Gravy Dipper (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never a factor, last of 12, 34l behind Pull The Plug (8-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Missouri Spirit 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in centre, ridden and no impresion over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 9l behind Inyordreams (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Red Pike (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Hampered start soon tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, pressed winner approaching final furlong, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Extortionist (9-5) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Royal Banker 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, headway towards far side 2f out, soon chased leaders, ridden and hung left 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind The Grey Gatsby (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf in Jul.
Truancy (IRE) Intense Focus colt out of Date Mate.
Ty Cobb (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Mrs Moonlight.
Elsie Partridge (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Led centre group, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Remember (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Aug.
Genax (IRE) 80-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, behind, outpaced 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 10l behind No Leaf Clover (9-5) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Sandra's Diamond (IRE) 10-1 (8-3) Dwelt, in rear, effort on outside over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on and went 2nd inside final furlong, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 6, nk behind Jamboree Girl (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Aug.