Highland Knight is as tough as they come and made all to beat Tales Of Grimm over 1m1f at Newmarket five weeks ago. The second must have every chance of turning the tables here on 4lb better terms, however, while Sugar Boy is another having his sights lowered having finished fifth in the St Simon Stakes at Newbury last time. He finished ahead of the disappointing Dick Doughtywylie at Goodwood in September, though both were well beaten. PRINCE ALZAIN has never won anywhere except Wolverhampton but has ran well on the Polytrack surfaces here and at Kempton in the past and was also placed in a Group 2 on an artificial surface in Turkey last year. He could be the one to beat today as recent Newmarket scorer Bancnuanaheireann has yet to make the frame in three previous tries on the Polytrack.
Highland Knight (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Made all on stands side rail, driven over 2f out, ridden and stayed on gamely when hard pressed final furlong, just held on, won at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct beating Tales Of Grimm (9-3) by shd, 13 ran.
Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Mid-division, smooth headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon edged left, hung right under pressure inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep beating Sheila's Buddy (8-6) by 1l, 25 ran.
Charles Camoin (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, never nearer, 6th of 13, 7l behind Seussical (9-0) at York 1m 2f (2) gd in Oct.
Dick Doughtywylie 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 40l behind Grandeur (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep.
Prince Alzain (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, took closer order over 3f out, led over 2f out, edged right under pressure inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol beating Chookie Royale (8-12) by 7l, 7 ran.
Sugar Boy (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Behind, under pressure over 3f out, some headway over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 15l behind Cubanita (9-0) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Oct.
Tales Of Grimm (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division on stands side rail, driven and headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 13, shd behind Highland Knight (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Uramazin (IRE) (8-11) 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Thumbs Up (8-11) at Sha Tin(HK) 1m 2f stk gd in Nov '11.
Tinshu (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Went left start, mid-division, headway on wide outside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind She's Late (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Oct.
Tosca (GER) 16-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 23l behind Great Timing (9-4) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.