Desert Creek and Chookie Royale arrive here in terrific form while there may be more to come from the three-year-olds Dubawi Island and Icelander on the Polytrack. Prime Exhibit probably has his fair share of weight now, however, while Askaud has become disappointing and Pendragon doesn't look the force of old. Beautiful Day has never won away from Southwell while this looks a little too sharp for Follow The Flag nowadays, though he'll be staying on up the home straight. ANGELIC UPSTART was behind Prime Exhibit at Kempton two runs ago but met trouble in-running that day and is much better off at the weights now. He's also reunited with Michael Stainton for the first time since scoring over C&D in August and could be the value in this.
Prime Exhibit 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, switched inside and headway inside final 2f, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, no impression in 4th final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Jack Of Diamonds (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Askaud (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Chased leaders centre, ridden and lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 17th of 28, 16l behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Dubawi Island (FR) 4-1 (9-5) Led, 3 lengths clear over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Desert Creek (8-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Desert Creek (IRE) 7-2fav (8-3) Tracked leaders, chased leader 2f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs beating Jack Of Diamonds (8-13) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Angelic Upstart (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, outpaced over 4f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 12, 9l behind Anjaz (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Chookie Royale 13-2fav (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, soon pushed along, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead close home, won at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating George Benjamin (8-8) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Jack Who's He (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Towards rear, soon pushed along, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to get on terms, 5th of 14, 3l behind Santefisio (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Beautiful Day 17-2 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 13l behind Desert Creek (8-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Switched to outer soon after start, in rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 7l behind Desert Creek (8-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Icelander (USA) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leader until halfway, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 21l behind Lady Chaparral (9-9) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) sft in Jun.
Pendragon (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, edged right and joined over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind La Estrella (9-10) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs.