The boys in blue took last year's renewal of this prize and they will be hoping that Conquerant can be persuaded to get his head in front at the sixth time of asking. Despite tries over a variety of trips, a gelding operation, and the recent application of a visor, success has continued to elude the son of Dubawi and the cheekpieces are reapplied today. ABOVE THE REST has had just three racecourse starts and Tim Jarvis's colt looked to hold every chance at Kempton Park before hanging badly. The switch back to Turf and a left handed track could make all the difference and he is open to improvement. Hidden Power is related to a number of expensively bred sorts and he makes a belated racecourse debut for Jo Hughes. With the remainder likely to make more appeal once sent handicapping, Focail Mear appears one to watch with future races in mind.
Above The Rest (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led 1f, with leader, led over 3f out, kicked clear 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Unforgiving Minute (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Conquerant 13-8fav (9-3) Went left start, chased leaders, effort when not clear run 2f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Tercel (9-3) at Sandown 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Guesshowmuchiloveu (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in touch, lost place over 2f out, last of 5, 24l behind Taqneen (9-5) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (4) sft.
Hidden Power Elusive Quality gelding out of Northern Mischief.
Focail Mear 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leader until ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 33l behind Cloud Line (9-0) at Newmarket 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf.
Highfield Lass 125-1 (9-0) Difficult loading in stalls, well off the pace in rear, some headway far side over 2f out, soon no impression, 9th of 14, 16l behind Ribblehead (9-5) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Little Miss Becky 66-1 (9-0) Outpaced, 11th of 12, 23l behind Quiet Warrior (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Norfolk Sound 25-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 18l behind Synergise (9-5) at Doncaster 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.
Three Mmm's Milk It Mick filly out of Marinaite.
Tobago Cays 100-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, well outpaced in rear, tailed off, last of 11, 25l behind Mia San Triple (9-0) at Windsor 6f mdn flls stks (5) gd in Jun.