BAILEYS ACCOLADE is 7lb better off than when only beaten a head by Sezaam over course and distance 10 days ago and can reverse the form and make it third-time lucky. Emperor Caradoc ran well in a better race than this at York earlier in the month and dropping back a furlong isn’t a concern. Golden George was very green over a mile at York but is surely better than that with jockey bookings suggesting he’s the pick of his yard’s three runners.
Sezaam (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Keen early, raced handy, ridden 3f out, no impression until stayed on strongly final furlong, just got up, won at Redcar 6f stks (5) gs in Oct beating Baileys Accolade (9-0) by hd, 9 ran.
Ashtead (IRE) Invincible Spirit gelding out of Elphin.
Brazen Fox Brazen Beau gelding out of Delta Diva.
Decontracte Ardad gelding out of Natural Appeal.
Emperor Caradoc (FR) 28-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, soon led, headed over 4f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra final 75 yards, 4th of 13, 3 1/4l behind Blenheim Boy (9-2) at York 7f stks (3) gs in Oct.
Fur Hat (8-12) 12th of 13, 19 3/4l behind Incredit (9-2) at Deauville 6f stks pol in Aug.
Golden George (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Ran green in rear, never a factor, tailed off, last of 8, 28 1/4l behind Luna Dorada (8-10) at York 1m stks (4) sft in Oct.
Oscar Doodle 40-1 (9-2) Outpaced in last pair, pushed along and no chance when stumbled approaching halfway, last of 11, 10 1/4l behind Barbanera (8-11) at York 5f stks (3) sft in Oct.
Red Astaire 33-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden 3f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong under hands and heels, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Sezaam (9-5) at Redcar 6f stks (5) gs in Oct.
Summer Secrets (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along 2f out, never nearer, 8th of 12, 9 1/2l behind Nomasee (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (6) pol in Sep.
Superior Council (IRE) Kodiac colt out of Odyssee.
Baileys Accolade 7-2 (9-0) Raced prominently, took lead just over 1f out, stayed on, headed close home, just denied, 2nd of 9, hd behind Sezaam (9-5) at Redcar 6f stks (5) gs in Oct.
Hall Or Nothing 50-1 (8-9) Reluctant to load, slow to stride and in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon well beaten, 8th of 9, 16 1/2l behind Designer (8-9) at Chester 5f stks (4) sft in Oct.
Heerose Girl Heeraat filly out of Rose Bien.
Odaat Equiano filly out of Oilinda.