Man Of God won his maiden on soft ground at Yarmouth in September and is unlikely to take his chance here unless there's been significant overnight rain. But that still leaves a quartet of three-year-olds who may be capable of improving on what they've achieved so far. Sadler's Risk won over a mile here in the autumn and, being by Sadler's Wells, is certain to be suited by middle-distances this term, while Jacobs Son has already won over this trip on the Polytrack and Mrs Neat is only 2lb higher than when going down to a head defeat at Kempton last time. BRILLIANT BARCA stayed on strongly to score over 1m2f on only his second start, however, and can win again while the ground remains on the fast side of good.
Sadler's Risk (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden and almost joined when hung left inside final furlong, strongly pressed well inside final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Leicester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct beating Sea Moon (9-3) by shd, 14 ran.
Jacobs Son 4-9fav (8-5) Took keen hold, tracked leader, tracked new leader 8f out led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol beating Sunset Place (9-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Man of God (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Dwelt, led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep beating Parlour Games (9-3) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Brilliant Barca 9-4fav (9-3) Dwelt, soon in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, hard ridden to lead well inside final furlong, all out, won at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol beating Arizona High (9-3) by 1l, 8 ran.
Mrs Neat (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Held up last, switched right to inside over 1f out, strong run to 2nd final 110 yards, closed on winner last strides, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Twin Soul (9-8) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.