CADES REEF is well clear of the field on official ratings. He ran shocker when favourite in soft ground at Windsor last time but should take care of today's opposition if anywhere near his best on his all-weather debut. It's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder though Ben Croy and Trove are next best on handicap ratings and Angel Cake has been placed over a shorter trip at this track before.
Ben Croy 14-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, behind, struggling over 3f out, soon lost touch, tailed off 2f out, last of 12, well behind Midnight Sequel (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Cades Reef (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 15l behind Rye House (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Shek O Lad 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on outside, driven over 4f out, lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 13l behind Midnight Sequel (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Silver Six 20-1 (8-11) Always behind, tailed off, 11th of 13, 33l behind Artlana (8-7) at Nottingham 1m 2yo sll (6) gf in Oct.
Trove (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Raced wide throughout and keen in last pair, beaten when ran wide on home turn, tailed off, last of 7, 23l behind One More Roman (8-10) at Lingfield 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Angel Cake (IRE) 28-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and soon headed, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 26l behind Northern Territory (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.