Lady Heidi and recent Ripon winner Greed Is Good look to have a bit to find but the remainder are closely matched on paper at least. However, Riverboat Springs doesn't arrive in the best of form and Day Of Conquest has yet to encounter soft ground. Neither has Safety Check, though the latter won nicely at Newmarket before finding life tough in Group 3 company last time. BOW CREEK won over today's trip earlier and ran out a six-length winner in soft ground at Newbury last month. He looks the safest bet to run his race and gets the nod.
Bow Creek (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Made all, pushed well clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep beating Meteoroid (8-8) by 6l, 7 ran.
Day Of Conquest 9-4 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, edging left when carried slightly left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace and no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Scotland (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 2yo stks (3) gd in Sep.
Greed Is Good 5-2fav (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 2f out, led well over 1f out, soon clear, ran on strongly, won at Ripon 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep beating Fair Flutter (8-0) by 3l, 6 ran.
Riverboat Springs (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 6l behind Scotland (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 2yo stks (3) gd in Sep.
Safety Check (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led centre pair, prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, soon hung left, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Kingston Hill (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs.
Lady Heidi 9-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, headway near side halfway, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Volume (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep.