CARIBBEAN CORAL is thought good enough to win this seller with both Landucci and Arfinnit worthy of mention. Trainer Andy Haynes has his team of horses in great form of late and Caribbean Coral was good enough to win a similar contest at Bath last time out having run well in claiming races prior to that. He does have top weight to carry which will make life tough, but in this grade he can be a force to be reckoned with and if at this best he will prove difficult to beat. Landucci won a seller here over seven furlongs last time out. He is an obvious danger to the selection but this step down in trip is a worry and whether he possesses enough speed for this sprint is questionable. Arffinnit won a handicap here last summer so has proved he can handle the undulation of that track. His recent form is only moderate, but at this grade he is respected. However for the winner we return to Caribbean Coral.
Caribbean Coral 5-2fav (9-4) Held up, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Bath 6f sell stks (6) fm beating Piazza San Pietro (8-10) by nk, 9 ran.
Landucci 3-1fav (9-13) Tracked leader on outside to just over 4f out, stayed prominent, led 3f out, driven and in command final furlong, won at Brighton 7f sell stks (6) gd beating Mountain Pass (9-7) by 1l, 7 ran.
Nawaaff 14-1 (9-7) Outpaced, towards rear, never dangerous, 13th of 16, 16l behind Bright Falcon (9-2) at Ripon 6f app sell stks (6) gd.
Arfinnit (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division, short of room over 3f out, headway under pressure over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Dressed To Dance (8-10) at Bath 6f sell stks (6) gf in May.
Joss Stick 9-4fav (9-6) Chased leader, edged left over 4f out, soon led, ridden halfway, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, last of 9, 7l behind Berrymead (9-2) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Rockfield Lodge (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Went left start, soon chasing leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 2l behind Mythical Blue (8-7) at Chepstow 5f clm stks (6) gf in May.
Supreme Speedster 25-1 (8-8) Chased leaders over 5f, 8th of 11, 9l behind Annes Rocket (8-4) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Easy Wonder (GER) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, faltered badly 4f out, behind final 3f, 8th of 9, 13l behind Caribbean Coral (9-4) at Bath 6f sell stks (6) fm.
Place The Duchess 28-1 (7-9) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 4l behind Go Go Green (9-13) at Bath 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.