San Antonio is not easily dismissed only 2lb higher than his C&D victory early this year, but On The Cusp and Double Duchess look high enough in the weights now. Elusive Warrior is a standing dish here though all nine course wins have been over 7f, while Know Head makes his Fibresand debut having been in fine form on the Polytrack of late. DR RED EYE has gone close on turf on more than one occasion recently and, given he was placed in both previous starts on today's surface, he gets the nod to finally open his account.
San Antonio 16-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened, last of 14, 18l behind Catchanova (8-13) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jun.
Desert Icon (IRE) 5-1 (8-1) In rear, wide into straight 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Tourist (8-6) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Anjomarba (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Cheylesmore (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dr Red Eye 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Ventura Sands (9-5) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
On The Cusp (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 2f out, hung right and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Methayel (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Knowe Head (NZ) 5-2 (9-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on and edged right towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Painted Tail (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Neat Sweep (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 23l behind Early Applause (9-3) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Emeralds Spirit (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep beating Funky Munky (8-6) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Double Duchess 14-1 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Midas Moment (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Kishanda 4-1 (8-4) With leaders, led 9f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Avon River (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol.
Elusive Warrior (USA) 10-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, never quite able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Eastern Hills (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Tobrata 13-2 (9-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 23l behind Hot Rod Mamma (9-5) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Petomic (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, soon led, headed over 6f out, handy, ridden 3f out, edged right inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Bennelong (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.