An apprentice's allowance brings Miami Gator more in line with those rated higher but he'll still do well to match EXTRATERRESTRIAL. The latter hasn't won for nigh on two years now but has been competing mostly in tough handicaps and is dropped in class today. Classic Colori has won three plating races on the Polytrack this year and can be forgiven a poor effort over a trip too far at Doncaster last time and It's A Mans World is not out of this after finishing a respectable third in a handicap on his reappearance. Derby To Dubai has only had a couple of outings at Southwell so far and has scope for improvement.
Classic Colori (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 10th of 16, 14l behind Beaumont's Party (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
It's A Mans World 4-1 (9-9) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Polar Kite (9-9) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) gd.
Extraterrestrial 14-1 (8-7) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Maverik (9-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Miami Gator (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Raced wide prominent, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Our Ivor (8-10) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
King Pin 25-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, closed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind The Osteopath (9-6) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Delightful Sleep (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Tropical Duke (IRE) 28-1 (8-7) Unruly stalls, dwelt, soon driven and detached in rear, tailed off when eased over 2f out, last of 13, dis behind Talent Scout (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Derby To Dubai 3-1 (8-8) Prominent, chased winner over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Aryal (8-8) at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Blue Clumber 25-1 (8-9) Chased leaders 4f, last of 8, 13l behind El Mirage (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.