Most can be given a chance in something of lottery. Both Augustus Caesar and the handicap debutante Requiems Dream won over the minimum trip last time while Colouring finished in front of Heer We Go Again when runner-up over 5f at Lingfield last month. Mitty's Smile has been well beaten either side of scoring over 6f at Kempton while Havana Dawn’s recent placed effort came at Southwell but TASTE THE NECTAR found 7f too far upped in class last time. But Bob Cowell’s filly had landed a double over today’s trip before that and gets another chance with an apprentice taking 7lb off her back today. Rapidash and Triple Spear are less exposed types worth a second glance.
Requiems Dream (IRE) 4-9fav (9-0) Prominent, led 3f out, pushed along and edged left over 1f out, ridden out, won at Catterick 5f fll stks (5) gf in Jul beating Rose Bandit (9-4) by nk, 4 ran.
Taste The Nectar (USA) 7-1 (8-7) Close up in rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, last of 5, 4 1/2l behind Bella Brazil (8-0) at Kempton 7f (3) pol in Nov.
Colouring 9-2 (9-4) Raced wide in touch, pushed along 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Birkenhead (9-7) at Lingfield 5f (5) pol in Nov.
Mitty's Smile (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Bumped start, always towards rear, 11th of 12, 9 1/4l behind Waddat (9-7) at Kempton 6f (5) pol in Dec.
Heer We Go Again 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Birkenhead (9-7) at Lingfield 5f (5) pol in Nov.
Dorchester Dom (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Pulled hard, held up in rear, hung left and some late headway, never on terms, 6th of 10, 10l behind X Force (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Jul.
Triple Spear 12-1 (8-13) Made most until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Richard R H B (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f (5) pol in Nov.
Havana Dawn 40-1 (9-0) Raced wide close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 3 1/4l behind Dark Regard (9-4) at Southwell 6f (5) pol in Nov.
Rapidash 10-1 (9-0) In touch, headway halfway, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 5 3/4l behind Sand Diego (9-5) at Sandown 5f mdn stks (4) gd in Sep.
War of Clans (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders briefly, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 8 1/4l behind Mitty's Smile (9-7) at Kempton 6f (5) pol in Oct.
Augustus Caesar (USA) 11-10fav (9-7) Made all, driven out, won at Lingfield 5f (5) pol in Sep beating Newyorkstateofmind (9-5) by nk, 9 ran.
We're Reunited (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Prominent on outside, ridden over 1f out, losing place when not much room inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Waddat (9-7) at Kempton 6f (5) pol in Dec.
Brainchild 12-1 (8-13) In touch, pushed along 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 5l behind Island Storm (9-7) at Newcastle 1m (5) pol in Nov.