2000 Guineas entry Ribaat was also in the Greenham here at the weekend so his presence in today's handicap suggests he may not have progressed as expected. Hay Dude, Mutazamen and So Beloved have all been beaten since opening their accounts but Baltic Knight ended last season with a victory at Salisbury and makes some appeal. Last year's Newmarket winner HASOPOP found stablemate Teophilip too good in a Listed race at Lingfield on his return but race fitness could give him an edge in this and Marco Botti's charge can come out best.
No Jet Lag (USA) 7-4fav (9-3) Mid-division, 6th halfway, switched out and ridden 1 1/2f out, no impression 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 6l behind Lines of Battle (9-3) at Dundalk 7f 2yo Listed stks (1) pol in Oct.
Ribaat (IRE) 6-5fav (8-13) Held up in touch, pushed along over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, went 3rd towards finish, always held, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Cour Valant (8-13) at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (2) gd in Sep.
Hasopop (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Switched left start, took keen hold in rear, not clear run 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, kept on, never able to challenge, 5th of 12, 2l behind Teophilip (9-1) at Lingfield 7f Listed Stakes (3yo) (1) pol in Mar.
Baltic Knight (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Made all, stayed one off far rail, joined 2f out, riden to assert inside final furlong, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo nov stk (4) sft in Oct beating King Dragon (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Hay Dude 7-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Prophets Pride (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Mutazamen 5-2 (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Breton Rock (8-12) at Salisbury 6f 2yo stks (2) sft in Oct.
So Beloved 11-10fav (9-3) Slipped leaving stalls, pulled hard and switched to race centre approaching 7f out, tracked leader, effort to lead centre group and chase winner over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon beaten and eased, last of 5, 21l behind Hoarding (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (2) sft in Oct.
Kalicamix (9-2) 9th of 10, 5l behind Style Vendome (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 6f 3yo Listed stks (1) fbs in Mar.
Beedee 11-1 (9-1) Raced centre, in touch, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Effie B (9-2) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Tipping Over (IRE) (8-12) last of 9, 9l behind Kensea (8-12) at Chantilly(FR) 7f Listed stks 2yo sft in Oct.
Here Comes When (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Held up, pushed along 3f out, headway over 2f out, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Fantastic Moon (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Aug.