This looks like being a contest between Trooper’s Gold, who ran well in a decent looking race at Doncaster and, PRAZERES who gave a good account of himself in a strong Newbury maiden on his debut. He built on that start with a solid second at this course last time out and can go one better over this longer trip. Portledge may fare better at this level after being outclassed at York and Areen Heart looks the most interesting of the newcomers.
Areen Heart (FR) Exceed And Excel colt out of Reine Zao.
Harwood Dutch Art colt out of Amicable Terms.
Iron Islands Dutch Art colt out of Night Premiere.
Portledge (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden 2f out, soon not quicken, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Rivet (9-5) at York 7f mdn stks (2) gd in Aug.
Prazeres 8-11fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Koropick (9-5) at Thirsk 6f mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Rock N Rolla (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, one pace approaching final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Now Children (9-5) at Hamilton 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Savea (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 13 1/4l behind Broken Stones (9-2) at York 6f stks (3) gd in May.
Trooper's Gold 33-1 (8-13) Held up, towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Western Duke (9-1) at Doncaster 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.
Millybond Misu Bond filly out of Noble Attitude.
Tess Graham 33-1 (9-0) Hampered start, held up, raced freely, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 22l behind Dandy Flame (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.