AVON RIVER demonstrated a newly found consistency when landing a double in similar company last month. He's best in at the weights here and Richard Hannon's charge should have no trouble landing the hat trick. Frontline Phantom should finish closer back over today's trip after a poor effort at Musselburgh, but the remainder have plenty to find on today's terms and looks up against it. The newcomer Cant Sell is a half-brother to a winner and the betting will probably give the best clue to his chances.
Avon River 2-1fav (9-2) Led early, soon settled 4th on inside, smooth headway over 3f out, narrow lead inside final 3f, pressed inside final furlong, stayed on to assert final 100 yards, won at Salisbury 1m 2f clm stks (5) sft in Sep beating Persian Herald (8-10) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Frontline Phantom (IRE) 10-3fav (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 11l behind Record Breaker (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 4f Classified Selling Stakes (0-70) (3yo+) (6) gf in Sep.
Cant Sell (IRE) Trade Fair gelding out of Ejder.
Malanos (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leader until ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 27l behind Ancient Greece (9-6) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Rainsborough 20-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 19l behind Rio Tinto (9-12) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Conesuala 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, soon behind, 10th of 11, 31l behind Fabulouslyspirited (9-0) at Kempton 1m sks (5) pol in Sep.
Royal Alcor (IRE) 66-1 (9-12) Mid-division, lost place over 5f out, soon beaten, last of 11, 35l behind Passion Play (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Our Play (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 8l behind Maraheb (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Beggers Belief 50-1 (8-0) In rear, ridden over 3f out, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 14l behind Goodwood Treasure (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Rather Cool 50-1 (8-2) Always towards rear, struggling 3f out, 13th of 14, 16l behind Sit Tight (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.