DESERT LION should get off the mark here though he was undoubtedly disappointing when last seen at Thirsk in April having made a very promising debut at Kempton the previous month. Colonel Slade has been well beaten in two starts this season after a fair debut at Newmarket in August while Honey Bear has shown little in two starts on Tapeta though wouldn't need to improve much to take a hand. The two newcomers, Just Champion and Lady Of Mercia, both look as though they will need further.
Yet Another (IRE) 200-1 (9-12) Took keen hold, led, weight cloth fell off about 5f out, headed over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, well held and hanging left well over 1f out (disqualified for failing to weigh in at correct weight), 8th of 10, 28 3/4l behind Red Armada (9-2) at Chepstow 1m stks (5) gd in Jun.
Colonel Slade (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 5th on inside, one pace and no impression final 2f, 5th of 14, 12 3/4l behind Rum Baba (9-5) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Desert Lion 10-11fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/4l behind Munhamek (9-5) at Thirsk 1m stks (5) gd in Apr.
Just Champion Dunaden gelding out of Koliakhova.
Lambristo (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always behind, struggling over 3f out, lost touch 2f out, last of 14, 32l behind Tipperary Jack (9-2) at Kempton 7f stks (4) pol in Jun.
Honey Bear (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden 2f out, never able to challenge, 8th of 10, 7 1/2l behind Robotique Danseur (8-9) at Newcastle 1m fll stks (5) pol in Mar.
Lady Of Mercia Dunaden filly out of Ambella.