Red Eight ran as though something was amiss at this track having gone very close at Kempton before that. He was a long way behind Corton Lad last time and the latter has since won over C&D when SEWN UP finished runner-up and Classy Trick was beaten four lengths. Reg Hollinshead's colt is fancied to go one better in this and open his account. Mick Dundee was still beaten six lengths when third at Kempton and Maypole Joe makes more appeal.
Sewn Up 8-1 (9-7) Slowly away keen raced wide held up, headway to track leaders over 5f out, pressed winner 2f out, ridden and every chance until near finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Corton Lad (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Mick Dundee (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in touch, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Missing Agent (8-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Red Eight (USA) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leader until ridden 3f out, lost place over 2f out, last of 11, 19l behind Crystal Peaks (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Classy Trick (USA) 10-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 6f out, ridden to lead again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Paddy's Saltantes (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Precision Strike 9-2 (9-3) Keen in rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 17l behind Keep Calm (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Maypole Joe (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden inside final furlong, one pace, 10th of 12, 7l behind Seaside Rock (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Holding Fast (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, pulled hard, closed to chase winner over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Royal Caper (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Hazard Warning (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) In touch, headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Seemenomore (9-9) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.