Those with experience look nothing out of the ordinary with Supersta the best of them though rated only a modest 72. Soviet Courage, Shore Patrol and Branston De Soto may well improve but will need to on the evidence of their respective debut efforts and a newcomer may well prove good enough to land this. Tuddenham and Patentar are worth noting along with Kafeel, a half-brother to a Listed winner, but PREMIUM PRESSURE could be the one. He cost 330,000 dollars as a yearling and David Barron may well have him fully primed for his racecourse debut.
Branston De Soto 7-1 (9-5) Keen to post, chased leaders, led narrowly 3f out, joined 2f out, soon headed, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 11l behind Lat Hawill (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Cahal (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly away, in rear and reminders, ridden halfway, never dangerous, last of 10, 22l behind King Of Macedon (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Kafeel (USA) First Samurai gelding out of Ishraak.
Nu Form Fire (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Went left start, soon switched right, held up, not much room 3f out, ridden and effort 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Rozene (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Patentar (FR) Teofilo colt out of Poppets Sweetlove.
Premium Pressure (USA) War Front colt out of Judy's Magic.
Shore Patrol (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind Invincible Strike (9-5) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Slingsby 66-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always behind, 13th of 17, 22l behind Erroneous (9-5) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Sooqaan 16-1 (8-9) In rear and outpaced, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind White Flag (8-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Sep.
Soviet Courage (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, ran green towards rear, headway over 1f out, pushed along and kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 11, 12l behind Torchlighter (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Supersta 6-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Braidley (8-11) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Tuddenham (USA) Latent Heat colt out of Storming On.
Elle West 80-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, always behind, 12th of 17, 22l behind Erroneous (9-5) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Saythatagain (IRE) Echo Of Light filly out of The Oldladysays No.