Andrew Balding won this a year ago and Dutch Master will have come on for his run at Chepstow on soft ground where he looked in need of the experience. Elbow Beach was always in the firing-line over a mile at Lingfield and would have finished closer but for being impeded inside the final furlong. Millibar looked in need of an extra furlong when staying on over 6f at Wolverhampton but GIFTED DANCER's overall form, especially when running on nicely over 6f at Leicester last time, should be good enough or this.
Feisty Champion (IRE) Captain Rio colt out of Deylviyna.
Hardy Plume Manduro colt out of Macleya.
Dutch Master 10-3 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leader until entering final 4f, pushed along in 4th and one pace final 2f, 4th of 5, 6l behind Electrelane (8-12) at Chepstow 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Keepax 16-1 (9-3) In touch, behind from halfway, 9th of 11, 11l behind Mince (8-12) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Sep.
Elbow Beach 25-1 (8-10) Broke smartly, raced wide keen tracked leading pair, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, pressing winner when short of room and hampered inside final furlong, lost 2 places, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Four Better (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gf in Sep.
Millibar (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Aquasulis (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Indian Blossom Sakhee filly out of Al Corniche.
Gifted Dancer 6-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and soon chased winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 15, 4l behind Alice's Dancer (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
La Sonadora 50-1 (8-12) Soon outpaced and behind, ridden and struggling over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 8, 9l behind For Shia And Lula (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Run of The Day 14-1 (8-4) Always in rear, 7th of 9, 13l behind Wordismybond (8-11) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Tinzapeas 18-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, no impression on winner, one pace and demoted to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Self Centred (9-0) at Chester 7f 2yo stks (4) gs in Sep.