REDDY TO STAR is taken to break his maiden tag in the first division of this race, with Philosophers Stone among the dangers. The Julie Camacho-trained pick has been dropped to a mark of 68 since his last run, and that looks attractive based on his public form so far. A strongly-run 6f should be ideal, the ground is not a problem, while the yard is in decent form, so we will give him one more chance. Philosophers Stone is interesting after a pleasing Southwell debut, now switched to turf. He has been given a month to come on for that run and could go well, although he could have been better drawn. Hot Spark will be popular among punters, with the best official rating of this lot and the potential for improvement after just four runs, though he has to prove it on this ground, while Powerful Pierre is another with claims, although he would ideally want it quicker than today. Reddy To Star is the one for us.
Annie Moyles 28-1 (10-0) Held up in last, ridden 8f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Safran De Cotte (10-12) at Haydock 2m NH flat (6) hvy.
Hot Spark 6-5fav (9-0) Chased leader, led 2f out, soon headed, no impression on winner final furlong, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Ryan Style (9-11) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Kings Craic Compton Place gelding out of Syzygy.
Marchin Star (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Chased leaders 3f, 16th of 17, 37l behind William Morgan (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Monsieur Pontaven 66-1 (8-9) Behind, outpaced halfway, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 17l behind Rock 'n' Royal (8-7) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Oct.
Philosophers Stone (FR) 10-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Xilerator (8-13) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Powerful Pierre 9-1 (8-12) Led over 4f out, narrowly headed halfway, stayed well there and chased leaders final furlong until no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Coolree Star (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Reddy To Star (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 3f out, soon ridden to challenge, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Cat Hunter (8-6) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Ruler's Honour (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly away in rear, never going pace of leaders, 6th of 8, 14l behind Sakile (8-12) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Trade Secret 11-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind Walvis Bay (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Aim'ees Star 20-1 (8-4) Outpaced, always in rear, 9th of 11, 10l behind Sir Frank Wappat (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Mi Nina Castagna Reset filly out of Betty's Pride.
Velle Est Valere 100-1 (8-12) Held up mid division, weakened well over 2f out, 13th of 14, 34l behind London Gold (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Nov.