The two-year-old efforts of TRAIL BLAZE were superior to today's rivals and he's fancied to make a winning comeback. The form of his second at Ayr in September has worked out well and he's preferred to Sunley Pride, who finished runner-up at Wolverhampton last month. Lady Loch's debut third at York in July was a decent effort and she makes more appeal than Midnight Tryst and Solange, although it's worth keeping an eye on the newcomer Brother Superior as he's a half-brother to host of winners including the sprinter Golden Nun.
Brother Superior Vital Equine gelding out of Amber Mill.
Julier Pass (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Towards rear, never a factor, kept on one pace, 10th of 16, 13l behind Among Equals (9-3) at Cork 6f 2yo mdn gf in Jul.
Sunley Pride 8-11fav (8-7) Chased leaders, smooth headway over 2f out, led briefly and hung left over 1f out, chased winner and one pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Warfare (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Trail Blaze (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Strictly Silver (9-0) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Sep.
Lady Loch 4-1 (9-0) In rear, pushed along halfway, kept on final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 12, 7l behind Besito (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Aug.
Midnight Tryst 6-1 (8-6) Prominent on outer, headway over 1f out, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Byronic Hero (8-10) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
Solange (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear and soon struggling, last of 13, 33l behind Takealookatmenow (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Oct.