Quadriga landed a classified event here last week and should figure again with an apprentice's 5lb claim helping his cause. But Minstrel Lad steps back up in trip after a third over a mile at Kempton and is just preferred. Attain has a shout off his current mark while Rock Diamond landed a seller at Windsor back in July and has her first start for a new trainer. A winner in Germany, KOOS has joined Marco Botti and it would be no surprise if she turns out good enough to make a winning start for her new yard in this lowly company.
Quadriga (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon headway, led inside final furlong, kept on gamely, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol beating Reggie Bond (8-11) by shd, 11 ran.
Attain 10-1 (8-10) Chased leader until 6f out, stayed chasing leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3l behind Smokey Oakey (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Koos (GER) .
Minstrel Lad 8-1 (9-6) Held up towrads rear, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, went 3rd final 135 yards, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Sonnetation (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Operettist 14-1 (8-12) Raced wide in mid-division, weakened pushed along halfway, ridden hung right and and weakened well over 2f out, last of 14, 17l behind One Last Dream (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Lincolnrose (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led, joined 2f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Syrenka (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Planchette 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 12th of 17, 17l behind The Blue Banana (9-0) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gd in Sep.
Platinum Proof (USA) 13-2 (8-8) Held up in touch, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 10, 30l behind Atalanta Bay (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Rock Diamond (IRE) 11-2 (8-5) Tracked leaders, driven 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, led over 1f out, held on under pressure inside final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Jul beating Azelle (7-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Well Owd Mon 5-1 (8-6) Raced wide towards rear, headway to track leaders 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Banreenahreenkah (8-6) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo sll (6) gf in Oct.