Minnaloushe came up short in similar company at Kempton on a couple of occasions last month. That's not to say she can't win this but Speed Hawk is less exposed and was placed at the same track on his debut. He also has leading claims but the remainder with racecourse experience will do well to get involved. James Tate's runners have been in fine form here all year and DREESE, a half-brother to a winner, may well be good enough to make a winning start. He's preferred to fellow newcomer Alba Verde, bred to excel over longer distances, but Techtycoon is related to multiple Polytrack winner Glenridding and worth noting.
Dreese (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Lucky Flirt.
Speed Hawk (USA) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, stayed on well on outer final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Terhaab (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Techtycoon Echo Of Light gelding out of Appelone.
Alba Verde Verglas filly out of Algarade.
Minnaloushe (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, led 2f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Continental Drift (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Minnyvinny 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, hung left and weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Maiden Approach (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Stage Girl 100-1 (8-7) Dwelt, always towards rear, last of 11, 24l behind Continental Drift (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Sunningdale Rose (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Kaab (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.