Four of this field have aids applied for the first time and the various cheekpieces, blinkers and tongue ties may bring about some improvement. The market may guide to their chances and those of some of the less exposed contenders in the field such as Theavonfilly, If What And Maybe and Abadejo whilst the thoroughly exposed pair of Robber Stone and Chilworth Lass can acquit themselves creditably. The hopeful suggestion is ROMAN STRAIT who has shown a glimmer of ability in finishing in midfield on all four starts over six furlongs and he may well appreciate this step up in trip and switch to an artificial surface.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Led on rail, headed over 1f out, still well there but hanging right when hampered 1f out, continued to hang right, lost 3rd and weakened final 100 yards, 6th of 7, 7l behind Cocohatchee (9-3) at Folkestone 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Aug.
Night Witch (IRE) 6-1 (8-5) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Malice Or Mischief (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Benidorm 33-1 (9-0) Led 1f, chased leaders, went 2nd 5f out, chased winner from 3f out until well over 1f out, weakened final furlng, 6th of 12, 16l behind Parlour Games (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Oct.
Salaamie 10-1 (8-12) Chased leader after 2f, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Romantic Wish (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
May's Boy 66-1 (9-2) Led, hard ridden and edged right under pressure over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, soon no extra in 2nd, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Skeleton (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Silver Age (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Daas Rite (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Ajaafa 9-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 19l behind Microlight (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Abadejo 25-1 (9-3) Pulled hard tracked leading pair, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Basilica (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Sep.
Theavonfilly 100-1 (8-4) Held up in touch, chased leaders halfway, soon hard ridden, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Twice Bitten (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (4) pol in Oct.
If What And Maybe 100-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 28l behind Sea Moon (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Roman Strait 28-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no danger, 7th of 17, 8l behind Duquesa (9-4) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Sky Diamond (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Dwelt soon ridden along in rear, never a factor, 7th of 10, 16l behind Battery Power (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Robber Stone 10-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up on stands' rail, headway and hung left from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Prophet In A Dream (9-7) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Chilworth Lass (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Chased leader until over 4f out, stayed chasing leaders, no impression over 1f out, 4th of 10, 10l behind My Lord (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.