Treaty Of York made his nursery debut over 6f here last month and could only stay on at one pace after being headed inside the final furlong. Sparbrook scrambled home twice at Kempton before a moderate run over the minimum trip here on her hat-trick attempt and DON RICARDO, who was just behind and staying on strongly, is taken to reverse the form and take this for Richard Fahey and Paul Hanagan. Sky Steps finished in front of the selection that day but has plenty of experience and lacks scope.
You're Cool 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, plugged on again inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Just Us Two (9-5) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Sparbrook (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Toni's A Star (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) in Oct.
Treaty Of York (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Cartmell Cleave (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) in Oct.
Lucy The Painter (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 7l behind Always Smile (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Mandria (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Steadied start, chased leaders on outside, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 8l behind Roxy Star (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Oct.
Pafiya 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 16l behind Best Example (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Don Ricardo (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Bumped start, outpaced in rear, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Toni's A Star (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) in Oct.
Lunar Knot 33-1 (8-0) Prominent, lost place 5f out, well beaten over 3f out, last of 8, 31l behind Ciaras Cookie (8-8) at Brighton 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Sky Steps (IRE) 11-4fav (8-7) Slowly into stride, switched left after start and held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, hung left and stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, never nearer, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Toni's A Star (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) in Oct.