Tim Easterby's Bollin Harry and Brian Meehan's Boston Court should do better racing on the soft ground today but they need to if they are to trouble the judge and a safer option looks to be KING FERDINAND. Andrew Balding's colt made a promising debut at Newmarket when a close up seventh of 17 behind State Of Mind and he should appreciate the testing conditions being by Tobougg out of a Vettori mare. Mark Johnston's Namibian should step up from his first effort and could be of interest, while John Dunlop's Maraheb is unlikely to handle conditions as testing as this. Jockey bookings suggest that Vantaa is the better fancied of Richard Fahey's two runners ahead of Nicola's Dream.
Bollin Harry 22-1 (9-3) Slowly away and went left start, in rear, headway 2f out, faded entering final furlong, 9th of 11, 11l behind Tinkertown (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Boston Court (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) In touch to halfway, soon behind, 14th of 15, 15l behind Mantoba (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Inca Blue 80-1 (9-3) Slowly away, towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 7th of 16, 21l behind Zoowraa (8-12) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Indian Jack (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 9th of 15, 12l behind Picture Editor (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gd in Sep.
King Ferdinand 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon driven and mid-division, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 17, 4l behind State Of Mind (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Sep.
Kwik Time 80-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon outpaced, never dangerous, last of 10, 21l behind Old Master Expert (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
L'Ami Louis (IRE) Elusive City colt out of Princess Electra.
Maraheb 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway 2f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, not able to trouble leaders, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Fury (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Namibian (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Raced wide, green towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Dominant (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Vantaa (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Indian Express.
Escala 100-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 6l behind Reachtothestars (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Nicola's Dream 12-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 10l behind Buthelezi (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Rudegirl (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 8th halfway, driven along from 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 22, 4l behind Stand To Attention (8-11) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo aut sft in Sep.
Spey Song (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 1f out, soon chasing winner, never able to challenge, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind State Opera (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.