SOUL INTENT found a nice turn of foot to edge out Half A Pulse by half-a-length over course and distance last month. John Hills' colt is only a pound worse off today and can confirm that form and record a third career success. Crème Anglaise came right back to form at Newmarket three weeks ago and is still well handicapped on her form of a couple of years ago. She'll be a danger if taking to the Polytrack but the handicapper appears to have a firm grip on The Lock Master while Halfsin has been largely disappointing this year. This trip has proved beyond Woody Bay in the past.
The Lock Master (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Chased leader 2f, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, no danger after, 5th of 8, 10l behind Come On Blue Chip (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Halfsin (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up, came centre 7f out, headway to chase leader 3f out, ridden and hung left entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 13l behind Miss Dashwood (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Sofias Number One (USA) 7-1 (9-9) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 13, 10l behind Ana Shababiya (8-7) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Creme Anglaise 20-1 (9-1) Raced centre in touch, headway to lead this group 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Raskova (8-8) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Off The Pulse 11-2 (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway on outside 3f out, ridden chasing leaders over 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Soul Intent (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Soul Intent (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway travelling well over 2f out, ridden on outside chasing leaders over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Off The Pulse (9-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Fujin Dancer (FR) 11-4 (9-7) Held up in touch in rear, effort over 1f out, soon hampered, no impression inside final furlong, soon eased, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Vita Lika (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Sep '11.
Woody Bay 20-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway to 3rd over 3f out, driven and not quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Cayuga (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.