Irish raider Fitrah finished a close-up third at Dundalk a fortnight ago but official figures give her 10lb to find with IT MUST BE FAITH. The latter looks set to lose his maiden tag after beating a subsequent winner when runner-up at Yarmouth. He's also preferred to Poyle Vinnie, second over today's trip at Kempton last month, while Random Success looks likely to need more time on the evidence of a modest debut run at Leicester in July. The newcomer Global Leader makes no appeal.
Global Leader (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Headborough Lass.
It Must Be Faith 6-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon led, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Gravitational (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Poyle Vinnie 5-1 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, edged left over 1f out, being strongly pressed when bumped entering final furlong, stayed on, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Martial Art (9-5) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Cape Appeal 4-1fav (9-5) Soon pressing leader on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 9l behind New Rich (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Fitrah (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Always prominent, mainly 2nd, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Salvado (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Random Success (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Steadied start held up, headway to chase winner after 2f, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 11l behind Port Alfred (9-5) at Leicester 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.