Shingle Street gets the confident with Federstar and Royal Master rating the main dangers. The selection was a good second on his hurdling debut behind Polar Passion that sets the standard in the context of this race and with improvement likely he will be hard to beat. Federstar rates the main danger as he was a fair sort on the level in his native Germany and he will not need to be anything special to take a hand in the finish in this moderate race. Royal Master is only rated 37 on the flat but hails from a yard that does well in this sphere so he should be noted in the market. Of the remainder Ferrara Flame showed a modicum of ability on the flat and is another with place claims but for the winner we return to Shingle Street who looks sure to put his experience to good use.
Fair Along (GER) 2-1fav (9-1) Pulled hard, in touch, prominent over 4f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Glasson Lodge (8-8) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo sll (G4) pol in Mar (Flat).
Federstar (GER) (9-4) Outpaced, kept on under pressure, 5th of 10, 5l behind Day Walker (8-7) at Hamburg 1m 3f lst stk sft (Flat).
Robmantra 50-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 7l behind Kallista's Pride (8-13) at Bath 6f sll (6) frm in Jun (Flat).
Royal Master 25-1 (8-3) Chased leaders to over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Go Solo (8-13) at Redcar 1m hcp (5) gf in Jun (Flat).
Shingle Street (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) With leader, left in lead 2 out, headed left, not quicken, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Polar Passion (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3yo nov hdl (D) gf.
Ferrara Flame (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, 12th of 14, 11l behind Polar Dawn (8-6) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp (5) gf (Flat).
Imperial Miss (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Held up in mid-division, mistake 4th, ridden and weakened after 6th, 9th of 16, well behind Polar Passion (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3yo nov hdl (D) gf.
Mabella (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Always well behind, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Polar Passion (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3yo nov hdl (D) gf, 16 ran.