Grand Theft Equine looks the best of those with experience, though that's not saying much in this company. His best efforts so far came over C&D earlier in the year and he could figure, but one of the newcomers may well be up to landing this. Vertibes is a first foal whose dam won over a shorter trip in France, but CALYPSO CAY makes more appeal as he's a half-brother to a winner and any strong support in the betting would boost confidence.
Four Steps Back 25-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 2f out, last of 9, 38l behind Winning Spark (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Calypso Cay Tiger Hill gelding out of Tessa Reef.
Grand Theft Equine 10-3 (9-3) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Camborne (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Jumeirah Liberty 13-2 (9-3) Slowly away and early reminders, towards rear, ridden on outside 3f out, struggling and no progress after, 7th of 10, 15l behind Blink Of An Eye (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Onwards'n'upwards 100-1 (10-9) Keen close up, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 12, 39l behind Life Of Laughter (10-12) at Huntingdon 1m 6f 3yo nhf (5) gs in Nov.
Vertibes Verglas gelding out of Antibes.
Community (USA) 15-2 (8-12) Bumped, stumbled and unseated rider start, in a race won by Yashila (8-7) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov, 11 ran.