Foxtrot Jubilee's form has tailed off since completing a hat-trick on his first three starts and his latest effort, when last of 10 at Haydock, means the jury is out now. Gift Of Love also failed to beat a rival home last time and Ziggy's Secret is likely to need this first outing since last August while the handicapper seems to have Clement where he wants him. To confuse matters further, Roland has won twice and finished last twice in four of his last five starts so which version of the Ryan charge turns up today is hard to predict. He's also upped in grade which leaves us with RED EXPLORER. A consistent juvenile, he'll be all the better for a fair reappearance in what looked a useful Kempton handicap and can progress again.
Foxtrot Jubilee (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 28l behind Shore Step (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Red Explorer (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Pressed winner, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Brazen (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Ziggy's Secret 11-4fav (9-6) Held up behind, mid-division halfway, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Echion (9-4) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Clement (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 5th of 8, 8l behind Order Of Service (9-4) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Roland 22-1 (9-6) Made all, ridden and edged right to stand rail over 1f out, driven and ran on, won at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun beating Bosham (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Gift Of Music (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 7l behind Miss Avonbridge (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 3yo flls hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.