Richard Fahey is mob handed with eight runners but DARKANNA looks the best of them. Fifth in the Group 1 Cheveley Park at Newmarket last time, she has every chance on today’s terms and is preferred to stablemate and handicap winner Crownthorpe. De Bruyne Horse drops in class but has lost his way since winning a Listed race in France back in August while Green Fortune is another who has been struggling for form in tougher races than this. Red Roman went close in a nursery at Newbury recently and Never Back Down is one of the least exposed having won a novice race Leicester back in April. Flying Sparkle beat Hunni at Windsor and the latter won a nursery at Newmarket last time while John Kirkup is favourably treated at the weights.
De Bruyne Horse 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and effort inside final 2f, one pace when carried left 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 16 1/4l behind Tip Two Win (9-0) at Doncaster 7f lst stks (1) gs in Sep.
Move It Move It 5-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5 1/4l behind Ventura Knight (9-7) at Carlisle 7f (5) gf in Jul.
Never Back Down (IRE) 1-3fav (9-2) Made all, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, ran on gamely, won at Leicester 5f stks (5) gf in Apr beating Haddaf (9-2) by nk, 8 ran.
Red Roman 6-1 (9-6) Held up tracking leaders, good headway near side of group over 1f out, pressed winner throughout final furlong, strong challenge close home, just failed, 2nd of 7, shd behind Rogue (8-9) at Newbury 7f (3) gd in Sep.
Regulator (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 7, 6 1/2l behind Enjazaat (9-3) at Ripon 6f lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Billy Dylan (IRE) 15-8 (10-0) Went left start, tracked leaders in 3rd place, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Global Passion (9-2) at Chelmsford City 5f stks (4) pol in Sep.
Chatburn (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Bumped start, held up in rear, headway and edged left inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Encrypted (9-6) at Chelmsford City 5f (4) pol in Sep.
Pilkington 9-2 (9-8) Held up towards rear in 6th, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 11 1/2l behind One Minute (9-3) at York 5f stks (3) gf in Jul.
Simmy's Copshop 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 4th place, ridden 2f out, soon chased winner, kept on and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Diamond Dougal (8-2) at Haydock 5f (2) hvy in Sep.
Darkanna (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, plugged on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Clemmie (9-0) at Newmarket 6f Grp 1 fll stks (1) gs in Sep.
Silver Starlight 6-1 (9-2) In rear, headway over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8 3/4l behind Ellthea (9-3) at Doncaster 7f fll (2) gs in Sep.
Jedi Master (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 10th of 22, 4 3/4l behind Laugh A Minute (8-12) at Doncaster 7f stks (2) gs in Sep.
John Kirkup 9-2 (8-11) In rear, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, chased winner last 75 yards, no impression, 2nd of 4, 7l behind Shabaaby (8-13) at Doncaster 6f stks (2) sft in Sep.
Maybride 8-13fav (9-0) With leader, led over 2f out, pressed over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind This Girl (9-0) at Haydock 6f mdn fll stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Requinto Dawn (IRE) 15-8fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, not much room and switched right over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on and bumped rival close home, led post, finished 1st, placed 2nd, won at Beverley 5f stks (5) sft in Sep beating Weeton (9-2) by ns, 6 ran.
Lady Anjorica (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Ginbar (8-2) at Chester 6f (2) hvy in Sep.
Green Fortune 25-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 7 1/4l behind Invincible Army (9-1) at Kempton 6f Grp 3 stks (1) pol in Sep.
Inviolable Spirit (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 16 1/2l behind Nobleman's Nest (8-13) at Doncaster 7f (2) sft in Sep.
Rumshak (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway when not much room and switched left over 1f out, one pace and no impression entering final furlong, 7th of 8, 6 1/2l behind Shaheen (8-11) at Beverley 5f (3) gf in Aug.
Flying Sparkle (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, led again entering final furlong, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Beauty Filly (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f fll stks (4) gs in Sep.
Foxtrot Lady 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, every chance when edged left over 1f out, went 2nd hung left and and kept on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Beshaayir (9-0) at Newbury 6f mdn stks (4) gd in Sep.
Crownthorpe 4-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, kept on and well held inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Nobleman's Nest (8-13) at Doncaster 7f (2) sft in Sep.
Hunni 16-1 (8-1) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f fll (2) sft in Aug beating Faithful Promise (8-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.