No favourite has won this in nine renewals. Tortoni deserves a change of luck and went very close when tried over this trip for the first time at Kempton. Andalieb started favourite at Leicester after showing promise on his debut at Newmarket and performed well enough to give him a fair chance here but JOHNNO looks the one to be on. John Hills' colt didn't show much in better company at Ascot and Newbury before an improved effort at Newmarket recently and this is a distinct drop in class. Hey Fiddle Fiddle has shown some promise and should be noted on her Polytrack debut while Jamie Osborne's newcomers are always worth a look and his Fistful Of Dollars, a son of Holy Roman Emperor, is related to several winners.
Andalieb 9-2fav (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 13, 5l behind Oscan (9-3) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Compton Air (USA) 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon in mid-division on inside, ridden over 2f out, plugged on same pace final 2f, 6th of 12, 11l behind Trois Vallees (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Critical Point 40-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always in rear, outpaced final 3f, 13th of 15, 33l behind Rewarded (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Fistful of Dollars (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor gelding out of Taking Liberties.
Foursquare Funtime Common World gelding out of Farina.
Johnno 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Ellaal (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Minty Jones 40-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always well behind, 9th of 10, 18l behind Jake's Destiny (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Tortoni (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Led, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied close home, just held, 2nd of 4, ns behind Awesome Pearl (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Beauchamp Orange 80-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, some late progress, never on terms, 8th of 13, 11l behind Whimsical (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Hey Fiddle Fiddle (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Slight bump leaving stalls, held up in mid-division, headway and squeezed through over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to press for 3rd, never any chance with front pair, 4th of 12, 4l behind King Of Wing (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Morna's Glory Resplendent Glory filly out of Tipsy Cake.
Mrs Awkward 66-1 (8-12) In rear, pushed along 4f out, soon weakened, last of 7, well behind Amoralist (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.