ROUGH COURTE has now had 14 starts without winning and she's not going to turn into a world-beater but her overall form from much higher marks gives her the edge in a moderate contest. Lady Liz has shown a glimmer of ability while Stanarley Pic showed the benefit of his opening run with a better effort a couple of weeks later. Too Elusive has never run on anything but fast ground and Polytrack so he's something of an unknown but Tim Easterby's newcomer Notaprayer is the first foal of a mare who won over this trip.
Cornborough Sir Percy gelding out of Emirates First.
Highway Pursuit 100-1 (9-0) Chased leaders 5f, last of 7, 16l behind Ryeolliean (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Notaprayer Notnowcato gelding out of Punch Drunk.
Stanarley Pic 20-1 (9-0) Held up tracking leaders, pushed along 3f out, every chance 2f out, soon ridden in 2nd, no chance with easy winner, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Ryeolliean (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Too Elusive 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left and outpaced, 7th of 11, 5l behind You're Fired (9-1) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Far Ranging (USA) U S Ranger filly out of Hutchinson.
Lady Liz 50-1 (7-12) Always towards rear, 6th of 7, 18l behind Ventura Quest (9-2) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Oct.
Rough Courte (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 13th of 15, 10l behind Mayfield Boy (8-9) at York 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Oct.
White Rose Runner 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 14, 12l behind Indy (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.