March On Beetroot was well backed on his debut over 7f at Wolverhampton but found one too good. Supporters will be looking for him to make amends here with that experience under his belt but KINGSCROFT could spoil the party. He has raced three times over 6f on turf so far with a good effort at Newmarket the pick of his form. With this extra furlong likely to suit and his stable registering three winners in the last week, Mark Johnston's charge gets the vote. Ezzles is worth noting on his Polytrack debut and Alston could prove best of the newcomers.
Alston Cadeaux Genereux colt out of Chetwynd.
Ezzles (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Behind and pushed along, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 9l behind Normandy Maid (8-12) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Icebuster 50-1 (9-3) Slowly away, behind, still last when closed 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, 8th of 10, 15l behind Run On Ruby (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Nov.
Kingscroft (IRE) 9-4 (8-10) Led narrowly, ridden and headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Thirteen Shivers (8-9) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Loyal N Trusted Motivator colt out of Baby Don't Cry.
March On Beetroot 6-5fav (9-3) Held up in touch, went 2nd 4f out, led well over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Acclamazing (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Polish Sunset 33-1 (9-3) Switched right start, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 9, 9l behind Prince Of Burma (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
The Auctioneer (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Steadied soon after start, held up towards rear, pushed along 2f out, edged left and stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 8l behind Acclamazing (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.