Brendan Powell has his string in fine form at present and, while slightly disappointing last time, his representative here Tender The Great looks worth another chance judged by earlier form at gets the verdict dropped in trip today over Osiris Way and Texas Gold. The last mentioned is not as good as he once was but has been showing decent form of late and should again be thereabouts. New York Oscar has paid the penalty at the hands of the handicapper for his wins here last month, while Spoof Master has shown all of his best form over the minimum trip and is has yet to show that he stays the extra furlong. Osiris Way has shown progressive form and is closely matched with New York Oscar on running here last month so has to be respected but marginal preference is for Tender The Great.
Tender The Great (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 6th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Golden Desert (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Secret Night 25-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 12th of 15, 12l behind Gloved Hand (9-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
New York Oscar (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, driven over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Aegean Dancer (9-1) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Osiris Way 15-8fav (9-4) Tracked leader to 2f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, stayed on final furlong to snatch 3rd near finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind New York Oscar (8-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (4) pol in Oct.
Spoof Master (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased winner to over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Bertoliver (8-11) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp (4) gd in May.
Sand Cat 25-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 2l behind Golden Desert (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Distinctly Game 8-1 (8-10) Pushed along in touch, weakened well over 1f out, soon eased, last of 16, 11l behind Dig Deep (8-12) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Bonnie Prince Blue 12-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, one pace, 9th of 21, 6l behind Gunfighter (8-13) at Doncaster 7f app hcp (4) gf.
George The Second 7-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden 2f out, not quicken over 1f out, soon one pace, 7th of 10, 3l behind New York Oscar (8-12) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (4) pol in Oct.
Hucking Hill (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon one pace, 10th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Teasing (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Texas Gold 9-1 (8-13) Prominent, effort on inner over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Ebraam (8-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.