My Guardian Angel and Putin have both won on the Flat this year. Prince Siegfried won Group 3 and Listed races on the level and looks a better prospect than Beaujolais but has been off the track for a year and his stable's novices often need a run or two. The Stig finished ahead of Mishrif at Huntingdon earlier this month and should confirm that form while To The Sky won at Newton Abbot last month, though was well beaten on the Devon course later. IT'S A MANS WORLD was beaten in a claimer at Perth when chasing a hat-trick but the first two are useful in that grade and Brian Ellison's gelding can bounce back here with his conditional rider taking off 10lb.
It's A Mans World 5-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance last, held towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Formal Bid (11-4) at Perth 2m clm hdl (4) gs in Sep.
Beaujolais (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, some headway 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 12, 21l behind Oscar Fortune (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Churt 200-1 (8-12) Close up in last place, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Yasir (9-4) at Leicester 1m 4f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-70) (3-5yo) (6) sft (flat).
Mishrif (USA) 66-1 (10-2) In rear, very slow 3rd, headway to go close up 5th, weakened quickly 3 out, 9th of 12, well behind Azure Fly (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
My Guardian Angel 50-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, progress from 2 out, went 4th flat, no chance with leaders, 4th of 10, 22l behind Mcvicar (10-12) at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) gd in Oct '12.
Prince Siegfried (FR) 7-1 (9-2) Slowly away raced keenly, soon tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 23l behind Mull Of Killough (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Nov (flat).
Putin (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Raced freely, led, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kylladdie (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol (flat).
The Stig (FR) 80-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 3 out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Azure Fly (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
To The Sky (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Led, soon well clear, reduced lead 5th, headed after 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 7, 20l behind Multitude Of Sins (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Sep.