ALBE BACK sets the standard with a narrow defeat by Machine Learner at Lingfield last moth. The third has won subsequently so Richard Hannon's charge should go one better. Al Hamd was noted staying on over 7f at Epsom on heavy going so further progress is likely while Calvinist is by Holy Roman Emperor out of a middle-distance winner so this trip should prove ideal in his first campaign. Scarlet Pimpernel is a half-sister to several winners, including a couple of juveniles, so is one to note.
Albe Back 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed laong halfway, disputing lead well inside final furlong, lost on the nod, 2nd of 10, shd behind Machine Learner (9-5) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (6) gd in Aug.
Al Hamd (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Dwelt, behind, headway entering final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Viren's Army (9-5) at Epsom 7f mdn stks (5) hvy in Aug.
Calvinist Holy Roman Emperor gelding out of Sharp Relief.
Cliffs Of Dover 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 18, 20 1/4l behind Beautiful Morning (9-0) at York 7f mdn stks (2) gs in Aug.
Denmead 100-1 (9-5) Started slowly, pushed along and struggling on outside 3f out, never involved, last of 11, 36 1/2l behind Special Season (9-5) at Sandown 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Jim Dandy 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind, plugged on final furlong, 6th of 11, 16 1/2l behind Special Season (9-5) at Sandown 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Originality (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 2f until ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 18l behind Mikmak (9-5) at Ffos Las 7f mdn stks (4) hvy in Aug.
A Definite Diamond 66-1 (9-0) Restless in stalls, took keen hold, tracking leaders, weakened halfway, last of 5, dist behind Turning The Table (9-0) at Chepstow 1m mdn fll stks (5) hvy in Aug.
Fantasy Queen 20-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along halfway, weakened well over 2f out, last of 11, 24 1/4l behind Nathra (9-0) at Salisbury 7f mdn fll stks (3) sft in Sep.
Scarlet Pimpernel Sir Percy filly out of Sweet Pea.