Theology posted a better effort at York last time having slipped down the weights and there was some cut in the ground when Shelford scored over 1m6f at Yarmouth. But BALLINDERRY BOY is the one to side with as he beat Man Of Plenty and Presto Volante when scoring at Ascot earlier this month and looks capable of landing his hat-trick in this. Secret Edge is a winner without a penalty having landed an apprentices' race at Newbury last week and is preferred to the lightly-raced Silent Movie.
Theology 20-1 (10-0) Led, driven 8 lengthes clear over 3f out, hard ridden when headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Be Perfect (9-9) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Shelford (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, effort when when switched right inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep beating Mawaakef (10-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Man Of Plenty 7-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway 6f out, pushed along over 4f out, outpaced 3f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 9l behind Perfect Heart (9-9) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Presto Volante (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 9l behind Ballinderry Boy (8-3) at Ascot 2m hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Ballinderry Boy 9-4fav (8-3) Led early, tracked leader, effort on inside over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Ascot 2m hcp (3) sft in Oct beating Man Of Plenty (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Sohar 33-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, led 4f out, headed over 3f out, soon lost place and weakened, 26th of 33, 39l behind Scatter Dice (8-8) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Pistol (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Flashman (8-3) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul '12.
Our Folly 10-3fav (11-6) Dwelt towards rear, ridden 4f out, headway over 1f out, never a factor, 5th of 11, 14l behind Harry Hunt (11-12) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Silent Movie (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Close up in rear, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, last of 5, 4 1/2l behind Commissioned (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Oct.
Secret Edge 10-1 (9-2) Always prominent, led over 3f out, clear final 100 yards, stayed on well, won at Newbury 2m app hcp (5) sft in Oct beating Filatore (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.