tracked leaders, ridden and weakened when ran green over 1f out
led, headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon faded
in rear, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on
tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on
Richard Hannon won this last year and his Papa Luigi finished three lengths ahead of Swilly Sunset at Windsor last month. But the latter was making his debut that day and probably needed the experience and it would be no surprise if the placings were reversed here. Both, however, could find CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM a tough nut to crack given he hasn't been beaten far in any of his three runs and will handle the underfoot conditions. Swanton Blue has shown some ability while newcomers Make Fast and Sacrament are certainly worth a market check.
Baz's Boy Compton Place gelding out of Spunger.
Cautious Optimism 6-4fav (9-5) Always prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Marshal Dan Troop (9-5) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Papa Luigi (IRE) 2-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, strongly challenged from over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 14, nk behind Missy Blue Eyes (9-5) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Make Fast Makfi filly out of Raymi Coya.
Sacrament (IRE) Acclamation filly out of Alstemeria.
Swanton Blue (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 10, 5l behind Zeeoneandonly (8-10) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Swilly Sunset 11-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Missy Blue Eyes (9-5) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.