GREEN EARTH had Spirit Of Gondree well behind when a close-up third at Kempton. A first-time visor could make the difference today and he gets the nod. Barachiel wasn't beaten far when fourth on his latest start but that was over a longer trip and Brown Pete makes more appeal on his earlier win over today's distance at Yarmouth. Bladewood Girl may be capable of better on her handicap debut and Warbond may finish in a place off his current mark without being good enough to win.
Bladewood Girl 25-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, no danger after, 6th of 12, 6l behind Embankment (9-3) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) sft.
Green Earth (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, driven and chased leaders over 1f out, kept on to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, not pace of winner, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Inpursuitoffreedom (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cut The Cackle (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Always in rear, 17th of 18, 15l behind Gull Rock (8-11) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gs.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd after 1f, led narrowly over 3f out, joined 2f out, kept slight lead until headed just inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Inpursuitoffreedom (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Beautiful Lando (FR) 40-1 (9-9) In touch, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 12, 4l behind Hard Road (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Warbond 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Dana's Present (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and chased leaders well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Authoritarian (8-11) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Barachiel 20-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, prominent early, tracked leaders, ridden to close 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Spartan Spirit (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol.
Saucy Buck (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 7l behind Pravda Street (8-8) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Brown Pete (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 13, 4l behind Barton Bounty (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Pytheas (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders over 4f, 9th of 11, 20l behind Cheers (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Salient 25-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, chased leader until pushed along 3f out, weakened entering final 2f, 13th of 14, 17l behind Authoritarian (8-11) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.