Three stand out in this including the recent course and distance runner-up Sheila's Footsteps. He should be in the mix once again, as should Irish Tears, second at Kempton on his latest start. But FINE VINTAGE finished behind a subsequent winner when third at Wolverhampton on his racecourse debut and normal progress should see the half-brother to Polytrack winner Horsted Keynes off the mark. Timeless War makes a quick reappearance having found The Third Man much too good over 7f here during the week.
Ayers Rock 20-1 (9-5) Keen to post, took keen hold towards rear, plugged on final furlong, no threat, 6th of 13, 7l behind Cloudscape (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Confucius Legend (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, well behind and struggling final 3f, 8th of 11, 26l behind Collaboration (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Fine Vintage (FR) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, weakening when hampered closing stages, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Rite To Reign (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Irish Tears 9-1 (9-3) Behind, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on on outside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Hedge End (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Sheila's Footsteps 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon hung left, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Examiner (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Timeless War (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 15l behind The Third Man (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.