Well supported in the betting for his debut at Wolverhampton, connections of HORSTED KEYNES will be looking to make amends. Slowly away, he made up lots of ground on that occasion and was only beaten a nose at the line despite having to race wide. Today's rivals have some catching up to do although Marco Botti won this race last year and First Sargeant is expected to improve on a modest debut at Yarmouth, while Poitin should be thereabouts on her latest effort at Newmarket. Seaside Rock could prove best of the remainder.
First Sargeant 10-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, outpaced and behind, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Huntsmans Close (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Great Ormond (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Held up, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 16l behind Secret Number (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Horsted Keynes (FR) 11-10fav (9-3) Dwelt, behind, headway on outer 2f out, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 11, ns behind Unknown Villain (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Quest For More (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 14l behind Mombasa (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Seaside Rock (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 10l behind Mombasa (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Secret Rebel 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place when slightly hampered inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 19l behind Fort Knox (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Tigerish 100-1 (9-3) Took keen holld, chased leader until over 4f out, chased leaders, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Chengho (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Lavender Bay 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 10th of 14, 19l behind Desert Image (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Oct.
Lucilla Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Lady In Waiting.
Poitin 50-1 (9-0) Raced centre close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 17, 8l behind Great Timing (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (4) gf in Sep.