The juvenile highlight of the Redcar season and a chance for VINTAGE CLARETS to return to winning ways for the first time since April. However, he's been campaigned at a high level and a performance anywhere close to his Coventry Stakes third at Royal Ascot would be more than good enough here. The move back to a sixth furlong should also benefit his chance. Chipotle landed the Windsor Castle at the Royal meeting and his chance is probably dependent upon how he handles this trip for the first time. He makes the shortlist along with the consistent Anadora for Kevin Ryan and Richard Hannon's Symphony Perfect, close up in big sales races the last twice.
Last Crusader (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) With leaders, ridden 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 9, 15 1/4l behind Topgear (8-13) at Chantilly 6f Grp 3 sft in Sep.
Chipotle 17-2 (9-1) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Caturra (9-1) at Doncaster 5f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Sep.
Mojomaker (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 20, 6 1/4l behind Ever Given (9-0) at York 6f stks (2) gd in Aug.
Lordman (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5 1/4l behind Scarlet Dancer (9-5) at Chester 6f stks (4) gs in Sep.
Mot And The Messer (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Always in rear, last of 11, 18 1/4l behind Flotus (8-12) at Ripon 6f lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Perfect Glory (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden well over 2f out, ran on one pace, 7th of 9, 6 1/2l behind Gnat Alley (8-12) at Redcar 6f (4) gd in Sep.
Vintage Clarets 17-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Vertiginous (8-12) at Ayr 5f lst stks (1) gf in Sep.
Anadora 2-1 (9-3) Raced 2nd on outer, led briefly 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 3rd of 4, 5 1/4l behind Fast Response (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f fll stks (3) gs in Sep.
Glittering Choice 11-1 (9-0) Edged right and bumped start, tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, soon headed, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 3/4l behind Kimngrace (9-0) at Haydock 6f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Sep.
Symphony Perfect (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 20, 5l behind Harrow (8-9) at Doncaster 7f stks (2) gf in Sep.
Atomise 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in touch, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Wajd (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f fll stks (4) gd in Sep.
Roman Dragon 25-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 3f out, 17th of 20, 14 1/4l behind Flaming Rib (9-4) at York 6f (2) gd in Aug.
May Blossom 9-2 (9-11) Close up, pushed along 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Le Beau Garcon (9-9) at Redcar 5f stks (5) gf in Sep.
Poetikel Piece 10-1 (9-0) Carried right start, prominent, pushed along 2f out, ridden 1f out, weakened inside last, 6th of 8, 6l behind Whoputfiftyinyou (9-5) at Haydock 6f mdn stks (4) gf in Sep.
Too Funky 25-1 (9-0) Soon chasing leaders out wide, pushed along halfway, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Reversion (9-5) at Sandown 5f mdn stks (4) gd in Sep.