Although 7/1 has been the biggest SP winner in 10 years, only one favourite and one three-year-old has won. Sir Mark Prescott doesn't waste entries so much be confident of a big run from Savanna La Mar, whose only success to date came on this track. The other youngster in the line-up, Alta Lilea, has been in very good form at this sort of level and Graham Lee is a positive booking while her stablemate Star Lahib ran quite well in a York Listed contest last week and looks as though she'll be suited by this trip. SUN CENTRAL won a similar race to this at York in a canter last month and, though 8lb higher, is still progressing and one of the few guaranteed to stay the trip so gets the verdict. Tempest Fugit hasn't run since landing a Listed contest on Polytrack in November but she looked a very smart prospect and a Group 1 entry at Ascot in October suggests she's highly regarded.
Sun Central (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Held up behind, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, forged clear final 75 yards, won at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jul beating Songcraft (9-11) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Montaser (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Forgotten Voice (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd.
Star Lahib (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Our Obsession (8-8) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Tempest Fugit (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) In touch on inside, headway over 3f out, went 3rd 2f out, chased leader inside final furlong, driven and stayed on to lead close home, won at Lingfield 1m 5f flls lst stks (1) pol in Nov beating Rumh (9-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Guarantee 14-1 (9-3) Towards rear, outpaced when not clear run 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 14, 5l behind Tiger Cliff (9-0) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) sft.
Handsome Man (IRE) 15-2fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, weakened and eased over 1f out, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Tominator (9-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) gs in Jun.
Bite Of The Cherry 25-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, outpaced 5f out, struggling and no chance after, last of 9, 18l behind Our Obsession (8-8) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Body Language (IRE) 11-4fav (9-11) In touch in rear, pushed along 6f out, outpaced over 4f out, ridden 3f out, headway under pressure approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Platinum (9-12) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Alta Lilea (IRE) (8-8) 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Au Revoir (9-2) at Clairefontaine(FR) 1m 4f 3yo lst stk gd.
Savanna La Mar (USA) 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon hard pressed, headed well inside final furlong, faded, 4th of 9, 3/4l behind Seal Of Approval (9-3) at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd.