New Leyf edges this at the weights but hasn't won since 2011 and his three wins on the all-weather all came on Polytrack. Angelo Poliziano finished third over track and trip last time but has a difficult task on today's terms and both Fortinbrass and Gabrial's Gift look more likely winners if handling the Fibresand. No such worries concern GREENHEAD HIGH, as he landed a double over course and distance early in the year and dropped in class for his return to this venue, Dandy Nicholls' charge gets the nod.
Fortinbrass (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leader until halfway, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Al's Memory (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Gabrial's Gift (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden and effort on far rail 2f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Dominium (8-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Greenhead High 9-2fav (9-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 9l behind Alexandrakollontai (8-9) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Angelo Poliziano 25-1 (7-11) Held up behind, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden to chase winner briefly 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Alpha Tauri (8-0) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs.
New Leyf (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Chased leaders in 5th, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 33l behind Showboating (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.