Simon Walker rode Los Nadis to win this last year. The latter has since changed stables and is 7lb higher today but Walker could win this again on WESTLIN' WINDS. A runner-up over today's trip at Newcastle last month, he looks up to going one better in this company. Zefooha scored over 1m6f at Redcar last time but has yet to win over today's distance, while Via Archimede won at Leopardstown the last time he raced on the Flat though he's been well beaten over hurdles in the meantime.
Park's Prodigy 6-1 (9-11) Held up behind, headway and in touch 7f out, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden, no chance with leaders final 2f, 4th of 8, 12l behind Cat O' Nine Tails (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Westlin' Winds (IRE) 11-8fav (9-4) Held up in mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Dechiper (8-8) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Los Nadis (GER) 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, no impression over 1f out, 5th of 8, 8l behind Red Kestrel (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Zefooha (FR) 7-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, led inside final furlong, all out, won at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Falcun (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Via Archimede (USA) 12-1 (7-11) Made virtually all, ridden entering straight, strongly pressed final furlong, kept on well under pressure, won at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gf in Jul beating Alajan (9-10) by hd, 16 ran.
Strikemaster (IRE) 40-1 (7-13) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Spiders Star (8-8) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Rare Coincidence 5-1 (9-3) Led, rieen 3f out, headed well over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Money Money Money (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Silent Lucidity (IRE) 20-1 (7-13) Prominent, lost place over 4f out, soon weakened, last of 15, well behind John Forbes (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Dechiper (IRE) 40-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders until halfway, close up, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 36l behind John Forbes (9-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Soprano (GER) 28-1 (9-9) Always behind, struggling halfway, last of 12, well behind Sinbad The Sailor (9-4) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb '10.
French Seventyfive 16-1 (8-2) Led, awkward and wide on 1st turn, ridden, hung left on bend and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Dean Iarracht (9-6) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.