Red Cobra relished the heavy going at Haydock on Friday and looks easily the best of those with experience. Teetotal's second at Pontefract was achieved over 5f on fast ground but he'd run well on soft going at Thirsk in June. Brooke's Bounty is bred for speed being out of a mare who won from 5f to 7f. He'll know his job but the concession of 7lb to fellow newcomer SHAGWA may prove beyond him in the prevailing conditions and Mark Johnston's filly, who is related to five winners and out of a mare who scored over 7f, is handed the vote to make a winning start.
Brooke's Bounty Bahamian Bounty colt out of Choysia.
Red Cobra (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Raced freely, led, joined 2f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Bond Club (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
Teetotal (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Went slightly right start, pressed winner, took keen hold, ridden and no impression over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Cross My Heart (8-12) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Fenwick Gale (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Got loose before start, went right start, soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon edged right, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 14l behind Rich Forever (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Shagwa (IRE) Clodovil filly out of Hedera.