Loyalty won five times on Polytrack in 2011 but his form has gone to pieces this year hence a 24lb drop in the weights. Fabled City's previous attempt at a mile doesn't boost confidence although he's been in much better form since while California English is capable at this level but is inconsistent. Committed front runner, Miami Gator, is struggling at present but Morant Bay showed signs of a return to form at Wolverhampton last month. AQUILONIUS won off a 4lb higher mark for Jim Bolger in Ireland earlier this year and having been beaten only a nose on his latest start, he's taken to open his account for Stuart Williams today.
Jack Who's He (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Patriotic (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 4l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Loyalty 22-1 (8-10) Dwelt always in rear, wide into straight 2f out, last of 7, 7l behind Rakaan (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Fabled City (USA) 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders well over 1f out, stayed on well, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Cockney Dancer (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
California English (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Keen led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Little Black Book (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear, some headway when not clear run over 1f out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 10, 7l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Fantasy Gladiator 11-1 (8-5) Dwelt, rider lost irons, behind, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Head Of Steam (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Miami Gator (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Led, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, last of 5, 10l behind She's A Character (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f clm stks (6) hvy in Sep.
Aquilonius (IRE) 11-10fav (9-4) Keen tracked leader, ridden 2f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 8, ns behind On The Hoof (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Morant Bay (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Trois Vallees (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Wordismybond 14-1 (8-10) Pulled hard and soon in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 6f out, driven over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 19l behind Danube River (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.