SUNBLAZER, a runner-up at this track on a couple of occasions actually finished closer to the winner when sixth at Lingfield on Wednesday. He just gets the vote on his proven form though any number of these could improve past him. Tight Knit and Inessa Armand have both gone close while Portrait and Mallory Heights look sure to finish closer on only their second starts. Good Evans is half-brother to a Listed winner, Chief Executive's dam won a Group 3 race and fellow newcomer, Rainford Glory, is another to keep an eye on in the betting.
Chief Executive (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Lucky.
Good Evans Mount Nelson colt out of Alexia Reveuse.
Grayswood 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Lilac Tree (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Grendisar (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leader until 7f out, went 2nd again and challenged approaching final 3f, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 11l behind Rhombus (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Makin (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, never nearer, 10th of 13, 11l behind Greatwood (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Mallory Heights (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Always in rear, pushed along over 5f out, tailed off, last of 8, 25l behind Now Spun (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Rainford Glory (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar gelding out of My Dolly Madison.
Rhyolite (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Raced wide mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 13, 11l behind Buckstay (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Sunblazer (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Led narrowly, ridden 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Blue Nova (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Tight Knit (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden halfway, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind Correspondent (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Inessa Armand (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, led over 2f out, ridden and joined when hung left inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Rainbow Beauty (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Portrait 13-2 (9-0) Off the pace towards rear, shaken up over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 7l behind Be On The Bell (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Sarahs Pal 20-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, always in rear, well beaten final 4f, last of 12, 32l behind Rakticate (8-6) at Nottingham 1m 2yo sll (6) sft in Oct.