Wickhambrook won nicely at Warwick last time but has yet to race on today's going. Morally Bankrupt arrives in good form having landed a double at Kempton under Richard Hughes, but the latter prefers stablemate THE ALAMO today. He went close over track and trip in similar underfoot conditions last week and looks capable of going one better in this. Storm Force Ten steps back down in distance for his handicap debut while Floating Ballerino remains 6lb higher than his earlier win over course and distance.
Wickhambrook (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in touch on outside, smooth headway on outside 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead and hung left inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Maraayill (9-0) by 1l, 13 ran.
Morally Bankrupt 4-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Killing Time (9-0) by nk, 11 ran.
Floating Ballerino (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Soon chasing leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon lost 2nd, no impression, dropped to 4th post, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Juan Alonso (9-0) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
The Alamo (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, led 1f out, edged left and soon headed, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Killing Time (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Storm Force Ten 11-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, outpaced by winner, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Devilment (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Ellalan 11-2 (9-5) Led early, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 6th of 7, 27l behind Signposted (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.
Dalaki (IRE) 12-1 (8-0) Rider removed hood late slowly away, soon pushed along in rear, weakened over 3f out, eased over 2f out, last of 8, 18l behind Safety Check (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Left Defender (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 6l behind Donny Rover (9-4) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Cape Arrow 4-1fav (9-4) Held up in rear, headway final furlong, ran on, never nearer, 5th of 11, 8l behind Hedge End (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Midnight Rambler (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Prominent early, tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Fiftyshadesfreed (9-4) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.