A tight looking race that can go the way of MEDITERRANEAN SEA. The filly saves all he best work for the all-weather surfaces but having only been held half-a-length by a dual subsequent winner at Brighton when last out she should go in now back on the sand. Inside Knowledge is on a progressive run of form and was only held a neck off this mark last time so his chance is clear while Mexican Jay will have to bounce back from a disappointing effort last time out. Ballade De La Mer is now below his last winning turf mark but is better on the grass so Mediterranean Sea should be coming out on top.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 5-2fav (9-8) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, kept on same pace close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind New Code (9-0) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Ramora (USA) 40-1 (9-7) Held up behind and keen, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 12l behind Prickles (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Fielder (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, held when short of room and snatched up just inside final furlong, soon eased, 7th of 8, 8l behind Manshoor (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr '09.
Mexican Jay (USA) 6-5fav (9-6) Soon led, headed 3f out, led again over 2f out, soon headed, beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Hunters Belt (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Silent Lucidity (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) In touch, lost place well over 2f out, 7th of 8, well behind Mohawk Ridge (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.
Jezza 16-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, behind 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 10l behind Strike Force (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 20-1 (8-13) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Prickles (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ballade de La Mer 16-1 (8-10) Behind, under pressure over 5f out, some late headway, never on terms, 5th of 8, 14l behind Mohawk Ridge (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.
Astroleo 13-2 (9-2) In touch, chased leader over 3f out, ridden to lead 3f out, headed 2f out, still every chance 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 9l behind Fuzzypeg (8-0) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-58 (6) gd in Aug.
Davana 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, went 4th 5f out, switched right 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Hunters Belt (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Pound Lane (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up in rear, driven along on wide outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Short Supply (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Oct.
Goodison Park 50-1 (7-7) Tracked leader until 6f, weakened 3f out, 6th of 8, 19l behind Chookie Hamilton (10-1) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct.