Dawn Catcher got into a battle for the lead at Kempton last time and paid for it when fading in the closing stages. She might not get her own way in front here either as both Alhaarth Beauty and Imperial Spirit attempted to make all on their latest starts. A speed dual could set the race up nicely for SPACE ARTIST, who ran out of steam in the final furlong over a longer trip here last time - Bryan Smart's colt gets the nod. Con Leche has shown nothing so far and Nicole Nordblad's claim may give Beachamp Astra the edge over her stablemate.
Beauchamp Sunset Tiger Hill gelding out of Orange Sunset.
Con Leche 50-1 (9-3) Very awkward leaving stalls, headway to lead after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 9, 14l behind Smart Spender (9-3) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Imperial Spirit 15-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, no extra inside final fulong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Aye Aye Skipper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Space Artist (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Al Udeid (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Alhaarth Beauty (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Led until over 1f out, soon weakened, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Almalekiah (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Beauchamp Astra Observatory filly out of Ashford Castle.
Dawn Catcher 4-1 (8-12) Raced wide prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, soon hung left, 8th of 9, 8l behind Hardy Blue (8-10) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.