None of this trio have raced on Fibresand before but EDWYN RALPH has the best recent form. He had a couple of previous winners behind when only beaten a head over today's trip at Lingfield on his handicap debut and David Simcock's charge makes more appeal than the maiden Lucky Mountain and should hold a fitness advantage over Royal Skies. The latter only opened his account at Epsom in August but should go well if taking to the surface as he steps up in trip for his return to action.
Royal Skies (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Raced near side and led overall, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 3l behind Red Avenger (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Edwyn Ralph 5-2 (9-7) Led 4f, chased leaders, effort when not clear run inside final 2f, not clear run again switched right and squeezed through inside final furlong, ridden to lead final 100 yards, headed and not pace of winner close home, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Poetic Verse (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lucky Mountain 16-1 (8-11) Pressed leader until led over 8f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 29l behind Swing Easy (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.