Another race thin on participants can be taken by REALLYMISSGREELEY, while it would be no surprise to see Le Volcan D'Or push her all the way. The latter has been prepared for the racecourse by Mark Johnston, and although it is almost a given that his inmates improve for their first run, he is no stranger to debut scorers. This Giant's Causeway colt is related to some high class runners, mainly up to a mile, although both sides of his pedigree suggest that this trip will not be a problem, and he is much respected. Even so, Reallymissgreely looked like she had finally got the hang of things last time when beaten home only by a Godolphin long shot, with the pair well clear. That is the best piece of racecourse form on offer and she may be able to find more improvement now, so with experience on her side she is only marginally preferred. Royal Torbo has shown nothing in a couple of similar races and George Baker's charge is likely to go better in minor handicaps once he has been allotted a rating, while Sternian may well improve on her debut effort, but she is likely to need to show a heck of a lot more if she is to take this. Reallymissgreeley is a tentative pick in a race where minimal stakes are advised.
Le Volcan D'or (USA) Giant's Causeway colt out of Twenty Eight Carat.
Royal Torbo (KSA) 33-1 (8-4) Held up, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Tiradito (8-9) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Reallymissgreeley (USA) 100-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, pressed winner and every chance entering final furlong, unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Addahab (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Sternian 150-1 (8-5) Slowly away, outpaced, never nearer, 6th of 11, 19l behind Thundering Home (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.