Jeremy Gask is making a name for himself and can have another winner here with CATALAN BAY, while Billy Red is an obvious danger. The selection makes his British debut here, and like his trainer, has made the move over from Australia. He contested some very valuable races over the last year without winning, but he has won over 6f, 7f and a mile Down Under and he clearly has ability. We will take him to defy a nine month absence and win when fresh. Billy Red caught the eye when winning over this trip at Great Leighs and has gone up 7lb as a result. He looks likely to play a big part here once more, though he has not won here in seven previous attempts. Leading Edge is back on a good mark now and has a clear chance of reversing Great Leighs form with Billy Red at today's weights, while Capefly is entitled to finish closer to that pair and Upstairs looks exposed. Catalan Bay is the one for us.
Catalan Bay (AUS) (8-5) Held up, headway 2f out, kept on one pace, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 1l behind Come Fly With Me (8-11) at Morphettville 1m 2f lst stk gd in Mar.
Distinctly Game 13-2 (9-4) Tracked winner, effort well over 1f out, soon hung left, one pace, 4th of 5, 8l behind Milne Bay (8-5) at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Forest Dane 11-2 (8-9) Held up in rear, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 5l behind River Kirov (8-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Leading Edge (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) In touch, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Billy Red (8-8) at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Capefly 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Billy Red (8-8) at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Billy Red 15-2 (8-8) Made all, quickened over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Leading Edge (9-4) by 3l, 11 ran.
Milton of Campsie 11-4 (8-12) Prominent, ridden 3f out, soon driven and no extra, 5th of 6, 13l behind Indian Diva (9-4) at Southwell 7f fll hcp (5) fbs.
Upstairs 3-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division on inner, not clear run over 1f out, switched inside and effort, soon ridden and found nil, 5th of 11, 5l behind General Feeling (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.