VIVA VERGLAS looked to have gone off the boil after landing a hat-trick during the summer. But he bounced back with a fine effort at Haydock last week and can return to winning ways on his Polytrack debut. Captain Midnight is now 10lb higher than when scoring at Beverley in August but Peterkin has been taking on better company since landing his maiden and may figure. Lexington Rose has slipped down the weights and should confirm earlier running at Musselburgh with Orton Park.
Viva Verglas (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Raced centre overall leader, ridden over 1f out, caught close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Sleepy Sioux (8-3) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) sft.
Zalzilah 10-1 (9-7) Raced alone on far side rail, showed good early speed but not quite on terms with main group leaders halfway, ridden over 1f out, behind and eased inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 10l behind Deeds Not Words (8-12) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Captain Midnight (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Chased leadedrs, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 9l behind Deeds Not Words (8-2) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Peterkin (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Raced far side, led overall, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 22nd of 24, 13l behind Extortionist (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Money Team (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Prominent until short of room and hit rail after 1f, soon in rear, never a factor, 8th of 11, 5l behind Focusofourthoughts (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Orton Park (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Party Ruler (9-0) at Chester 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Champagne Babe 10-1 (8-6) Prominent, hung right from halfway, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, last of 6, 27l behind Lexington Rose (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (3) gf in Jun.
Lexington Rose 9-2 (8-10) Pressed leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Exceeder (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Lilo Lil 8-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on to dispute 2nd final furlong, no impression with winner, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Genuine Quality (9-7) at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs.