There are only four runners in this nursery but they look quite evenly matched. Emef Diamond is the least exposed but profited from a positive ride by Tom Eaves at Thirsk in August and the second has been well beaten since. LATENIGHTREQUEST took a while to find his stride at Ayr last time but stayed on strongly to get on top approaching the final furlong and was a worthy winner in the end. Trip and ground clearly suit and he is fancied to follow up at the chief expense of Kempton third Zumurudah, who may have more stamina than Art Official.
Art Official (IRE) 15-2 (8-9) Chased leaders over 4f, 14th of 21, 13l behind Morning Post (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Sep.
Zumurudah (FR) 5-1 (9-0) Chased winner, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, no chance with winner when lost 2nd over 1f out, stayed on pressing for that position, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Red Galileo (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo nov stks (5) pol.
Emef Diamond 15-8fav (9-5) Made virtually all, ridden and hard pressed 2f out, held on gamely final furlong, won at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug beating Mustamir (9-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
Latenightrequest 25-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, pushed along in rear, headway on outer 2f out, le dover 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Ayr 1m 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep beating El Beau (8-2) by 3/4l, 10 ran.