Es Que Love was well backed on his reappearance at Pontefract and duly obliged. However, he may struggle to dominate these under a penalty. Amazing Storm stayed on strongly on his reappearance at Kempton but this drop in distance isn't certain to suit while Gatepost's last two runs have also been over further and he appears to have lost his way. Heeraat only beat one home in a Group 3 at Kempton in September but could be well handicapped here and Top Cop may also have a bit of scope, while Desert Philosopher won his maiden in Wolverhampton in October and looks the pick of Kevin Ryan's pair. RESPONSIVE went close off a similar mark at Doncaster in September and has the speed to cope with the shorter trip. She should give supporters a run for their money with Hughie Morrison's stable already among the winners, though Alejandro and Ballesteros generally kept better company as juveniles.
Gatepost (IRE) 10-3 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Gusto (9-3) at Lingfield 7f Listed Stakes (3yo) (1) pol in Mar.
North Star Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 20th of 22, 15l behind Bogart (8-12) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) gf in Oct.
Alejandro (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Caledonia Lady (8-12) at Ayr 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gs in Sep.
Dam Beautiful 8-1 (8-12) Close up, no impression from over 1f out, soon 3rd and kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Requinto (9-1) at Tipperary 5f 2yo lst stk (1) in Jul.
Ballesteros 11-2 (9-1) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 6l behind Gusto (9-1) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Oct.
Top Cop 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra last 100 yards, 8th of 21, 3l behind Reply (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Sep.
Amazing Storm (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Pulled hard, soon tracking leaders, every chance over 1f out, soon hung left, hard ridden, ran on, never reached winner, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Shamaal Nibras (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Es Que Love (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Made all, clear over 2f out, driven over 1f out, ran on, all out towards finish, held on, unchallenged, won at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Yeeoow (8-0) by 1l, 15 ran.
Heeraat (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, under pressure 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 8l behind Shumoos (8-11) at Kempton 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) pol in Sep.
Responsive 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon eased out left and not much room, no impression, well held by leaders inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Pimpernel (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Heyward Girl (IRE) 13-2 (7-12) Made all, ridden 2f out, ran on gamely when pressed inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 6f cond stks (3) gd in Oct beating Billyrayvalentine (8-3) by nk, 6 ran.
Sans Loi (IRE) 13-2 (9-13) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on into mid-division final furlong, never near leaders, 7th of 18, 9l behind Our Cool Cat (9-3) at Ascot 6f 2yo stks (2) gd in Oct.
Gung Ho Jack 12-1 (9-1) With leaders, ridden 2f out, weaknened well over 1f out, 13th of 20, 10l behind Red Quartet (8-3) at York 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Desert Philosopher 4-5fav (9-3) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Decision By One (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Marygold 13-2 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra final 110 yards, 4th of 18, 3l behind Our Cool Cat (9-3) at Ascot 6f 2yo stks (2) gd in Oct.
Indian Tinker 10-1 (9-5) Bumped start, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 13l behind Gusto (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Oct.