Waddat makes most appeal of the two with racecourse experience but the rest make belated debuts and the betting may offer some clues. Cold Front and Hurricane Alex represent trainers that have won this on more than one occasion though neither yard is in great form at present and a chance is taken on BULLFINCH. The latter is a half-brother to winning stable companion Thorn out of the high-class Thistle Bird, also trained by Roger Charlton. Motamayiz is a half-brother to a Group 2 winner and Iron Heart is the first foal of a Group 3 winner and is preferred to stablemate Kafee. Risk Taker and With Respect are both related to Listed winners with the latter looking to have the best chance of Hughie Morrison’s three runners.
Big Jimbo 50-1 (9-2) Outpaced, 10th of 15, 28 1/2l behind Kinross (9-2) at Newmarket 7f stks (4) gs in Oct.
Blue Slate (IRE) Alhebayeb gelding out of Hallbeck.
Bullfinch Kodiac colt out of Thistle Bird.
Cold Front Lope De Vega colt out of Cloud Line.
Egypsyan Crackajak Kutub gelding out of Three Scoops.
Grey Fox (IRE) Gutaifan colt out of Boucheron.
Hurricane Alex Canford Cliffs colt out of Azharia.
Iron Heart Muhaarar colt out of Kiyoshi.
Kafee (IRE) Make Believe colt out of Dream Date.
Mabre (IRE) Make Believe colt out of Slope.
Motamayiz Charm Spirit colt out of Chanterelle.
Risk Taker (IRE) Lope De Vega colt out of What A Treasure.
Saharan Shimmer Oasis Dream colt out of Come Touch The Sun.
Springvale Lad Archipenko colt out of Combustible.
Waddat (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 8, 6 1/2l behind Shammah (9-0) at Windsor 5f stks (5) gs in Jun.
With Respect (IRE) Gutaifan colt out of More Respect.
Oksana Astankova Cable Bay filly out of Royal Ffanci.
Saracen Star Make Believe filly out of Singing Sky.
Sky Storm Night Of Thunder filly out of Dinvar Diva.
Truffle Mac Kendargent filly out of Chutney.