Edgeworth has won five times on Polytrack since December but is still rated below Highly Regal on the Flat and the latter has experience over hurdles. Small Fry was in the process of defying his 66/1 SP when coming to grief at the second last in a maiden at Ffos Las and can get involved if none the worse while the mare Ragdollianna has shown enough ability over timber to suggest she can find a race. The four-year-old filly LEITZU gets every conceivable allowance here and enjoyed the fast ground when runner-up to Management at Wincanton. With her stable going well she should gain her first success over timber.
Bedgebury Knight Kayf Tara gelding out of Ell Gee.
Edgeworth (IRE) 5-4fav (8-6) Held up in rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks 0-75 (6) pol beating Officer In Command (8-4) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran (flat).
Galiotto (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Chased leaders, headway to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Little Richard (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol (flat).
Highly Regal (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, close up, chased leader 4 out until ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Megastar (11-0) at Ascot 2m hdl (2) gs in Nov.
Joinedupwriting 66-1 (10-11) Held up in touch on outside, weakened after 6th, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Hildisvini (11-7) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Small Fly (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) In rear, headway 5th, went 4th before 3 out, disputing 3rd and staying on when hit slithered on landing and fell 3 out, in a race won by Timesawastin (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m mdn hdl (5) sft, 11 ran.
Soccerjackpot (USA) 14-1 (10-11) Not always fluent, always well behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Saltagioo (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in Jun, 11 ran.
Lajidaal (USA) 33-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, pushed along before 5th, weakened before next, 9th of 14, 32l behind Dubai Crest (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
Ragdollianna 7-2 (10-10) Took keen hold, in touch, headway to 3rd before 3 out, ridden and found nil next, moved poorly after, lost poor 3rd close home, 4th of 8, 23l behind L'Accordioniste (11-3) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Leitzu (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) In touch in mid-division, took keen hold, closed 3 out, jumped right 2 out, chased winner approaching last, no impression flat, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Management (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gf.