SIR GEOFFREY scored on the Fibresand at Southwell a week ago but is a course and distance winner. He escapes a penalty having won an apprentices race and can follow-up. Major Muscari, Divertimenti, Your Gifted and Robyn all have plenty to find with the selection on latest running and Time Medicean has yet to be placed on the all-weather hence today's much lower mark. College Doll won for the first time in 15 starts when successful here last time and will do well to go in again upped 7lb in the weights.
Time Medicean 8-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Steel Rain (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Your Gifted (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Dwelt headway halfway, ridden and weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-10) at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Divertimenti (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on to go 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-10) at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 5-1fav (8-10) Chased leader, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Major Muscari (8-3) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Balatina 33-1 (8-3) Steadied and fly jumped start, took keen hold soon close up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 23l behind Interception (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
College Doll 7-2 (8-9) Raced keenly, made all, edged left over 3f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov beating Major Muscari (9-4) by 3l, 9 ran.
Methaaly (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Blindfold off slightly late and missed break, behind, switched left and headway 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Penbryn (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Borough Boy (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Give Us A Belle (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.
My Time 6-1 (8-12) Dwelt, chased leaders, soon pushed along, hung left under pressure entering final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 5, 2l behind Robyn (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Wyatt Earp (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Always behind, 8th of 9, 11l behind Give Us A Belle (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Major Muscari (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-10) at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Robyn 14-1 (8-6) Chased leader, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-10) at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Chateau Lola 12-1 (8-2) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 5l behind Thorpe Bay (9-2) at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.