CHRIS'S RIDGE left a debut run behind when only just held by a progressive type over furlong shorter. He was finishing that race off well so the step up to a mile should help him get home this time. Morning Chief ran an encouraging debut at Nottingham when third of 13 and should come on for the run as should Marching Home who also showed enough on debut to suggest a winning future. Intiqaal is bred to be better than these but can't be recommended on his debut run so the vote stays with Chris's Ridge.
Kiss N Kick 100-1 (9-6) Always in rear, eased 2f out, last of 12, well behind Dark Promise (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
My Name Is Bert 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 8l behind Compton Park (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
The Brown Bomber (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 15l behind Launchpad (9-3) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gs.
Chris's Ridge 40-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 2f out, soon edged left, chased winner inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Zip Lock (9-6) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Dashwood Pivotal colt out of Most Charming.
Intiqaal (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Started very slowly, always in rear, eased over 2f out, 10th of 11, well behind Qamar (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Khateer 9-2fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 12l behind Murura (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Marching Home 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, chased leading pair 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Point Out (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun.
Morning Chief (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Titivation (8-12) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Annie Bonita 66-1 (8-12) Keen, held up, never on terms, 10th of 14, 15l behind Bougainvilia (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 3yo fll stks (5) gd in Jun.
Etoile Filante (IRE) Key Of Luck filly out of Callisto.
Jane's Gift Josr Algarhoud filly out of Robanna.
Majestic Bright 9-1 (8-12) Held up, headway over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Qanoon (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Maydream 80-1 (8-12) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 4f out and soon struggling, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 11l behind Constant Craving (8-12) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gs.