KENTUCKY HYDEN should complete a quick double for the Henderson team as he has the edge in experience over his four rivals and was a fair fourth in a Listed race in his last outing at Auteuil. Innoko and newcomer Shalianzi are other French imports but Dark Emerald might be the one for forecast-backers as he once finished second to no less than Olympic Glory on the Flat on good to soft ground.
Dark Emerald (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, bumped 1st, slow jump 4th, pushed along and struggling after 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, 39l behind Duroble Man (10-12) at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Dude Alert (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Mid-division, pushed along after 3rd, reminders before 5th, weakened 6th, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Halling's Wish (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Innoko (FR) 25-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 5th of 7, 17l behind Herod The Great (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Kentucky Hyden (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Hippomene (10-1) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 3yo hdl sft in May.
Shalianzi (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 6th of 13, 13l behind Okavango (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct (flat).