ROY'S LEGACY landed a double on the Polytrack earlier this season, when White Spirit was one of his victims, but he was only beaten a head in testing ground over today's trip at Newcastle in August. He gets the tentative vote on that basis ahead of Princess Banu, who has been in better form of late and finished just ahead of Catterick winner Uncle Timmy when third at Redcar last week. Red Shadow and Verus Delicia were further back in the same Redcar race so the unexposed Gulf Storm makes more appeal.
Musical Valley 11-4fav (9-3) Dwelt, headway on outer over 3f out when hung badly right to outside of course, soon no chance, eased final 2f, last of 9, 26l behind Rougini (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
White Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Dwelt towards rear, headway well over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 7l behind Roy's Legacy (8-9) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Roy's Legacy 14-1 (8-8) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 12l behind Worth (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Gulf Storm (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded enering final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Spykes Bay (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Princess Banu 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, no extra and headed towards finish, 3rd of 18, 1l behind Emily Hall (8-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Red Shadow 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Emily Hall (8-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Doctor Dalek (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 15l behind Samuel Pickwick (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Nellie Pickersgill 40-1 (8-8) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 17l behind Ashpan Sam (8-9) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Sep.
Uncle Timmy 8-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 18, 1 1/2l behind Emily Hall (8-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Verus Delicia (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Mid-division, ridden and hung left over 2f out, no impression, 11th of 18, 6l behind Emily Hall (8-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Tangtastic (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 12l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Fouracres 100-1 (8-12) Chased leadrs, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, last of 12, 23l behind Samuel Pickwick (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.