MUSADDAS just failed to hang on for victory at Nottingham last time and a similar effort should see him off the mark in this company. Deserving Honour finished nearly last in the same race and Wandsworth may prove a bigger threat dropping back in distance. The Best Doctor ran well at Newmarket before disappointing at Kempton and better is expected from Modem after a third at Ffos Las. Arms has an early season second to his credit and Ittijah is a newcomer to keep an eye on.
Arms (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 14l behind Sensiz (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Deserving Honour 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 22l behind Sensiz (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Modem 11-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon every chance, faded final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Defiant Spirit (9-5) at Ffos Las 1m mdn stks (4) sft in Sep.
Musaddas 3-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, soon led, pushed along 3f out, driven over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Sensiz (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Red Invader (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Took keen hold early, led and disputed, led 3f out, headed 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace and no impression over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 8l behind That's Plenty (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
The Best Doctor (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, pushed along towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 22l behind Cornrow (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Wandsworth (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Took keen hold tracking leader, challenged on bit over 2f out, ridden found nil and hung left over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened, 4th of 9, 8l behind Busatto (9-5) at Chester 1m 2f mdn stks (4) gd in Sep.
Bethan 66-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 14l behind Empress Adelaide (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Boom Tiger Hill filly out of Humility.
Bridge To My Heart 66-1 (9-0) Soon in rear and ridden along, tailed off final 4f, last of 11, well behind Havelovewilltravel (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Donard Lass 100-1 (9-0) Led early, pushed along to chase leader until ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 46l behind Appease (9-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Exotic Lady (IRE) Excellent Art filly out of Princess Sabaah.
Ittijah (USA) Pivotal filly out of Rahiyah.
Modernstone 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 14, 7l behind Shuruq (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct '12.