The former Italy-trained Fattsota has been a little out of his depth and will appreciate the drop in grade. His recent run at Newmarket was a very good effort in strong comany and he must be a threat. Sandbanks Sizzler won an Epsom maiden by no less than 14 lengths after a very promising debut at Newmarket. The placed horses were well beaten subsequently but several of those further behind have been winning regularly so it was a strange race. LITTLE ROCKY has some excellent form to his credit including a narrow defeat by Sea Moon as a juvenile. He hasn't had much racing and showed on his comeback at Doncaster that he's ready to win again after last year's Hamilton victory. First Avenue is very consistent on the Flat and over hurdles and will be staying on when others have had enough but it's Mountain Range who may provide the main threat as he's won here in the past and was noted going on strongly when reappearing at Newmarket a fortnight ago.
Sandbanks Sizzler (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Dwelt held up, headway over 3f out, led 2f out, soon clear, ran on (impressive), won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Astragal (8-12) by 14l, 9 ran.
Australia Day (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Led, clear 6f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 18l behind Averroes (9-4) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Fattsota 16-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 10l behind Tullius (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gs.
Jehanbux (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Steadied start, switched right, always in rear, 14th of 16, 11l behind Charles Camoin (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Greylami (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) In rear, never a factor, 6th of 10, 7l behind Art History (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Oct.
Little Rocky 9-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind War Poet (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
First Avenue 14-1 (8-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Aiken (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Mountain Range (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) In rear, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, never nearer, 6th of 15, 6l behind Ithoughtitwasover (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Ramona Chase 14-1 (8-5) Held up in touch, pushed along over 4f out, switched right over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Right Step (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) hvy in Apr.
Purification (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind War Poet (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Uphold 11-1 (9-7) Led, stayed alone stands' side, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 11l behind Aldwick Bay (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
All The Winds (GER) 13-2 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden on outside over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 7l behind Art Scholar (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.