Richard Hannon has trained the winner twice in the last six years, including 12 months ago. Beau Nash is his representative today and was only beaten a neck over this trip at Kempton earlier in the month. But receiving 3lb and less exposed, SIGNPOSTED may have his measure having easily beaten a good yardstick at Epsom following a promising debut. Xanthos won in the grade at Newcastle in July before being outclassed at York and is preferred to Leicester scorer Peacemaker of the others.
Beau Nash (IRE) 6-5 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Captain Secret (8-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo nov auc stks (5) pol.
Xanthos 20-1 (8-11) Prominent in centre, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 19, 15l behind Haikbidiac (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Signposted (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) In touch, switched right 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, led just inside final furlong, ran on, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug beating Lincoln (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Peacemaker (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Soon raced against stand side rail, close up, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, readily, won at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating Mocacha (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.