RED REFRACTION scored over today's trip at Ascot last season and is 3lb higher today. But he has a recent pipe-opener over 7f under his belt and should make a bold bid in this company. Vallarta failed to win last season but went close on a couple of occasions in September while Towbee has a shout with an apprentice's 7lb allowance helping his cause. Kimberalla found only one too good in a higher grade race at Newmarket in August and can get involved with a similar effort on his reappearance and Compton Park may prove best of the rest.
Green Howard 7-2fav (9-4) Pushed along in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 7l behind Chooseday (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Kimberella 11-1 (8-9) In touch, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 9th of 18, 7l behind Flyman (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.
Red Refraction (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, keen early, outpaced halfway, headway when switched right approaching final furlong, stayed on well, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind My Kingdom (8-10) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Compton Park 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in rear far side group, headway over 2f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 19, 7l behind Manchestar (8-9) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Klynch 10-3fav (9-12) Held up in rear, never a factor, 9th of 15, 9l behind My Name Is Rio (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Towbee 10-1 (9-1) Edged left start, prominent, driven and lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 15, 11l behind Cheveton (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Vallarta (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, headway inside final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, never going pace to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Marmalady (9-3) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Bonnie Charlie 11-1 (9-5) Behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 12th of 16, 6l behind Barkston Ash (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Adam's Ale 8-1 (9-0) Led, ridden when headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 15, 7l behind Trade Secret (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.