SHERIFFMUIR has returned a losing favourite the last twice now but was beaten only a neck by a lesser-fancied stablemate over track and trip last time. The Gosden colt gets another chance and should make no mistake this time in what looks a weak contest. Bridgewater Bay never threatened when third at Wolverhampton on his introduction but that’s still stronger form than the rest with racecourse experience while the Everymananempror won’t need to be anything special to get involved on his debut.
Pour Joie 20-1 (9-8) Dwelt keen early in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 12, 31 3/4l behind Classic Design (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Bridgewater Bay (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 4 1/4l behind Desert Caravan (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Everymananempror Gregorian gelding out of Winterbourne.
Purple Tommy 100-1 (9-2) Last pair, never on terms, 8th of 9, 14 3/4l behind Venture (9-2) at Kempton 6f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Sheriffmuir (USA) 13-8fav (9-5) Sweating, held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, switched left 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, not go through with effort, 2nd of 12, nk behind Godhead (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Emerald Fox 50-1 (9-9) Chased leader until over 3f out, weakened quickly, 9th of 10, dist behind Kirstenbosch (9-3) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f fll stks (4) pol in Jun.
Dandy Lass (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 12th of 13, 13 1/2l behind Bighearted (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn fll stks (5) gd in May.
Kiraleah 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, never a threat, 8th of 12, 11 1/4l behind Orchidia (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Oct.
Orion's Shore (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 8th of 12, 8 1/2l behind Godhead (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.