HIGH TROJA never looked like winning when runner-up at Yarmouth last time but Ed Dunlop's colt was noted staying on strongly in the heavy ground. This extra furlong should suit and he has little to beat on what his rivals have shown so far. Prokeel never figured in testing ground at Haydock on his debut and Spats Colombo finished last on his introduction. Train Hard did better when fifth at Nottingham and could prove the main threat if taking to the surface.
High Troja (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase easy winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Intimidate (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy.
Prokeel (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Always in rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 12l behind Ennistown (8-9) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
Spats Colombo 33-1 (9-3) Always in rear, outpaced halfway, last of 9, 18l behind Surge Ahead (9-3) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Train Hard 16-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 9l behind Autun (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs.