The Wonga Coup is now a pound lower than when winning at Kempton a little under a year ago but hasn't been in great form lately. BUSTER BROWN, on the other hand, appears to have come back to his best and is still fairly treated on his Turf form despite winning by four lengths at Wolverhampton. He can go in again as Sutton Sid's best efforts lately have come on soft going. Paddy's Saltantes and Petersboden look the pick of the remainder.
Buster Brown (IRE) 7-4fav (9-8) Held up, good headway entering final 3f, led approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Windsor Secret (8-7) by 4l, 12 ran.
Beep 10-1 (9-5) Took keen hold early, chased leaders on inside, pushed along 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, last of 7, 15l behind Lady Sylvia (9-8) at Salisbury 1m all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Paddy's Saltantes (IRE) (8-11) 5th of 16, 5l behind Leo El Toro (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 2f 3yo clm stks fbs.
Queen Of Skies (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, ridden on outside over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 20l behind Pereira (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
The Wonga Coup (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 9, 7l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Sutton Sid 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders and hung left under pressure over 1f out, kept on to 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Smokey Oakey (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Kindia (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind I'm Harry (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Petersboden 33-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind April Ciel (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Sep.
Brave Decision 6-1 (9-1) Pulled hard, with leader, lost place over 2f out, tailed off, last of 11, 29l behind Time Square (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.
Bull Market (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, struggling over 4f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Mungo Park (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Hartlebury 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, under pressure over 3f out, soon beaten, 11th of 12, 20l behind Cantor (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.