SIGNPOSTED very much caught the eye when fifth in what looked a hot maiden at Newbury 10 days ago. Andrew Balding's colt has some fancy entries and can improve past the more exposed Lincoln, who ran his best race so far at Chester earlier this month but never really looked like catching the winner. Ellalan has been placed at Sandown and Doncaster in his last two starts and should make the frame again but Morally Bankrupt and Speedbird One both need more.
Avocadeau (IRE) Lawman colt out of Christmas Cracker.
Ellalan 7-4fav (8-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed when hampered inside final furlong, no chance with front pair final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Evening Attire (8-13) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Lincoln (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, held inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Master Of Finance (9-1) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd.
Morally Bankrupt 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Chief Barker (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Signposted (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway entering final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind God Willing (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
La Grassetta (GER) Nayef filly out of La Reine Noir.
Speedbird One 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, 12th of 16, 18l behind Folk Melody (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul.