Soaring Spirits and Wallenberg posted improved efforts on their latest starts when placed over 7f and should go well. Lucky Mountain was a shade disappointing when beaten four lengths on his latest outing over C&D but is capable of better though INTERIOR MINISTER looks to have the stronger form. He was fourth at Kempton last month when subsequent winner Stasio finished runner-up and is fancied to find the requisite improvement to get his head in front here. Newcomers to note include Mighty Yar and Ningara but breeding suggests Don Padeja may do better over longer trips.
Don Padeja Dansili colt out of La Leuze.
Dusky Lark Nayef colt out of Snow Goose.
Instinctual 80-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride and bumped start, in rear, outpaced over 4f out, never dangerous, last of 12, 21l behind Absolutely So (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Interior Minister 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 13, 3l behind Greatwood (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Lucky Mountain 2-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, soon edged left, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Aussie Lyrics (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Mighty Yar (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Karaliyfa.
Ningara Singspiel colt out of Garanciere.
Platinum Proof (USA) 66-1 (9-0) Always in rear, last of 12, 26l behind Hillstar (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Soaring Spirits (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced halfway, headway 2f out, driven well over 1f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd well inside final furlong, unble to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Give Way Nelson (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Wallenberg 8-1 (9-3) Steaied start, took keen hold, headway to track leader 5f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression when dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Lilac Tree (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Give Me High Five Dubawi filly out of Mountain Holly.
Magika 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 14, 11l behind Coincidently (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.