Aussie Banker cost £40,000 and has a nice pedigree but could be caught out by a lack of experience. ANTIPHON was an eye-catcher in a very strong maiden at Newmarket in April which has produced Group 1 and Group 2 winners. He hasn’t raced since but the 7lb he receives from last month’s Haydock winner Whoputfiftyinyou should prove decisive. Sharesa has three lengths to find with the latter and was only fourth here subsequently.
Whoputfiftyinyou (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, led under 2f out, ridden and wandered around over 1f out, ran on well, always doing enough, won at Haydock 6f mdn stks (4) gf in Sep beating Al Barez (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Antiphon (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) In touch, pushed along halfway, ran on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Forca Brasil (9-5) at Newmarket 5f stks (4) gd in Apr.
Aussie Banker Muhaarar colt out of Aristotelicienne.
Jack Leslie Twilight Son gelding out of Fenella Rose.
Nonsuch Lad (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on closing stages, 6th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Youthful King (9-0) at Lingfield 7f stks (5) pol in Sep.
This Is My Half (IRE) 200-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along 2f out, made no impression, 6th of 7, 18 1/2l behind Bayraq (9-2) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Oct.
Lady Rowah (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt and swerved right start, soon outpaced, always rear, 6th of 7, 15 1/2l behind Rainbow Colours (9-0) at Ripon 6f stks (5) gd in Sep.
Sharesa (IRE) 3-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on inside, unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, not quite pace to threaten, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Dreaming (9-2) at Kempton 6f stks (5) pol in Sep.