Cognac went close at Chester in September and is partnered by William Buick for his handicap debut. Dramatic Sands is 3lb higher than when scoring over track and trip in September while Mon Choix finished runner-up in a lower grade at Lingfield on his reappearance. SCHOOL OF THOUGHT failed to see out the 1m2f at Yarmouth on his comeback but James Tate’s colt can finish much closer back over today’s distance and may be the one to side with. Cosmic Power was due to run at Newmarket yesterday while Exclusively has switched yards and undergone wind surgery since last in action.
Cognac (IRE) Evensfav (9-6) Led, hard driven over 1f out, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 4, nk behind Breathalyze (9-6) at Chester 1m stks (4) gd in Sep.
Hector Loza 40-1 (9-2) Pulled hard early, prominent, ridden 2f out, lost place entering final furlong, weakened after, 10th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Ziggle Pops (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp (3) pol in Jun.
Dramatic Sands (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Slight lead, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Qaaddim (8-13) at Lingfield 1m (4) pol in Oct.
School Of Thought 18-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 9 1/2l behind Celestran (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Exclusively 6-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Magical Journey (8-11) at Beverley 5f stks (5) gf in Sep.
Cosmic Power (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 9l behind Separate (9-2) at Newbury 7f (3) gd in Sep.
Elegant Erin (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, lost place over 4f out, effort over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Declared Interest (9-1) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp fll (4) pol in Jun.
Rue De La Gaite (IRE) (8-13) 6th of 7, 5 1/2l behind London Memories (8-13) at Cagnes-sur-Mer 1m 2f stks in Jan.
Mon Choix 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Too Shy Shy (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) pol in Jun.