QUADRILLE is put forwards in a typically competitive renewal where Red Jazz has to be feared given his trainer's recent record in the race but few can be ignored. Hanson'd may be better suited by the demands of this track than Lingfield and has the benefit of a run whilst Audacity Of Hope and Iver Bridge Lad both performed with credit last season and held their form well. Mata Keranjang was ambitiously campaigned last season and little should be read into the fact that he's still a maiden as he's yet to run outside Pattern company. Red Jazz has been absent since mid-summer but did well in the first half of last season and has the scope to make up into a smart three year old whilst Fremont is closely matched with him on their running in the Coventry Stakes so has to enter calculations. That should give Richard Hannon a decent line on the form and Richard Hughes has opted to partner Quadrille who has always been held in high regard by the stable. He may need another furlong in time having appeared to need every yard of the seven furlongs on his final two starts of last season but the stiff finish should help Quadrille play his cards right.
Iver Bridge Lad 10-1 (8-12) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Carnaby Street (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct.
Red Jazz (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon went 3rd, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Arcano (8-12) at Newmarket 6f Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jul.
Mata Keranjang (USA) 13-2 (8-11) 3rd of 11, 5l behind Hearts Of Fire (8-11) at San Siro(ITY) 1m 2yo Grp 1 sft in Oct.
Audacity Of Hope 12-1 (8-12) Held up behind, headway 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 3rd of 14, hd behind Carnaby Street (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct.
Quadrille 6-4fav (9-2) Always prominent, driven 2f out, hard ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 5, hd behind Corporal Maddox (9-4) at Ascot 7f 2yo stks (2) gs in Oct.
Fremont (IRE) 8-13fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon drifted badly left to stands side rail, in command final furlong, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Sep beating Side Glance (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Hanson'd (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Classic Colori (9-1) at Lingfield 7f Listed Stakes (3yo) (1) pol in Mar.