Despite winning at Wolverhampton last time, Kalon Brama will find life tough in today's company. Although well beaten on his last couple of starts, Noble Metal has actually improved on his winning debut at Leicester given both of his defeats came in pattern company. Sudden Wonder went close on decent ground over track and trip back in August and it was good going when Spark Plug made a winning start at Bath. CAPE WRATH is the only one with experience of soft ground and he handled it well, scoring over today's trip at Newbury on his introduction. Richard Hannon's colt gets the nod to continue winning ways in this.
Cape Wrath 2-1fav (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, soon led, ridden and ran on, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep beating Dark Leopard (9-5) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Noble Metal 28-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Somewhat (9-0) at Newbury 7f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Aug.
Spark Plug (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, led on inside going well over 2f out, narrowly headed over 1f out, ridden to lead again inside final furlong, stayed on well, driven out, won at Bath 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep beating Act Of Charity (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Sudden Wonder (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) In touch on outside, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, well held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Pinzolo (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Kalon Brama (IRE) 3-1 (8-1) Went right start, raced wide tracked leaders, chased leader 2f out, looked held when left in lead entering final furlong (lucky winner), won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Passionate Affair (8-13) by 3/4l, 6 ran.