Jan Steen's form is just about the best of those with experience but that isn't saying much and the Yorkshire-based newcomers MEDIA BOOK and Full Of Promise can fight this one out. The former is the second foal of a superbly-bred mare whose first runner scored over a mile so she gets the nod though the latter is a half-sister to three winners, all at around this trip. Paul Cole tries Chempedak Bay in blinkers after a couple of moderate efforts while Pink Martini is a likely improver after a reasonable debut at Wolverhampton.
Chempedak Bay (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Pushed leaving stalls, chased leaders, ridden and one pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 7l behind Dheban (9-5) at Chelmsford City 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Donttouchthechips (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Pulled hard, led and soon clear, raced wide 1st 2f, reduced lead halfway, brought field near side in straight, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Ebtihaal (9-5) at Brighton 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Jan Steen (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 11, 5 1/2l behind Zhui Feng (9-5) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Fenner Hill Neasa (IRE) 66-1 (8-3) Steadied start, held up last, ridden and weakened over 2f lout, last of 5, 14 1/4l behind Thanksfortellingme (8-11) at Epsom 1m 1f stks (3) gs in Sep.
Full Of Promise Kyllachy filly out of Arculinge.
Golden Rosanna 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 11 1/4l behind Love On The Rocks (9-0) at Bath 5f mdn stks (6) fm in Aug.
Media Book (IRE) Shamardal filly out of Catchline.
Riverboat Lady (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Raced keenly tracking leaders, went 2nd briefly 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, soon behind and eased, last of 7, 32 1/2l behind Art Echo (8-9) at Brighton 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Pink Martini (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Kashtan (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Oct.