Plenty with a shout though Martineo and Young John recorded their recent placed efforts over a longer trip. Spirit Of May beat the re-opposing Sandridge Lad only a neck when scoring over track and trip and is upped 3lb while REVOLUTIONISE has placed in both subsequent outings since winning at Kempton. But he’s left Roger Varian’s yard since and the change of scenery and today’s first-time tongue-tie may see Stuart Williams’ new charge back to winning ways. Eye Of The Water remains 8lb higher than when a landing a double during the summer but Cockney Hill has plenty of scope back over his winning trip on his handicap debut.
Red Alert 20-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 6 1/2l behind Ginger Fox (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Young John (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Close up, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway entering final furlong, pressed winner inside final furlong, gaining close home, 2nd of 9, hd behind Suitcase 'n' Taxi (8-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Suzi's Connoisseur 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, some late headway, never troubled leaders, 8th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Polybius (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (3) pol in Nov.
Spirit Of May 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct beating Sandridge Lad (8-9) by nk, 13 ran.
Revolutionise (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Hampered start, held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Total Commitment (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Martineo 4-1jfav (9-1) Tracked leaders on inside, good headway over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Boy In The Bar (9-5) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Omran 50-1 (9-6) Well in rear, outpaced over 2f out, last of 10, 21 1/4l behind Ginger Fox (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Cockney Hill 7-1 (9-9) Led, joined 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 5, 8 1/4l behind The Gill Brothers (9-9) at Chelmsford City 7f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Sandridge Lad (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leader until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 11, 7 1/2l behind Luis Vaz De Torres (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Double Up 16-1 (9-6) Prominent, driven over 2f out, soon lost place, 14th of 16, 19 3/4l behind Tricky Dicky (9-6) at York 6f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Eye Of The Water (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Teruntum Star (9-7) at Newbury 6f hcp (3) hvy in Oct.
Storm Over (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, weakened soon after, 8th of 13, 8 1/4l behind Our Little Pony (9-0) at Pontefract 5f hcp (4) sft in Oct.