James Harding will be looking to extend his lead at the head of this amateur rider series having won a similar event on CUCKOO ROCK at Goodwood last time. He's taken to confirm running with Frosty Berry and go in again. Ebony Express should figure after scoring at Redcar last month and this looks less competitive than the amateur race Hyperlink finished fifth in over track and trip back in August. On Stage is another with claims on his form earlier in the season.
Ebony Express 8-1 (9-0) Led 1f, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep beating Prophesy (9-7) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Hyperlink (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, some headway, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 23l behind Ailsa Craig (10-6) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in Sep.
Tawseef (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, plugged on final 2f, no threat, 5th of 10, 9l behind Sporting Gold (9-8) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Wordiness 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden 2f out, soon no further progress, 6th of 11, 17l behind Mister Fizz (9-2) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Mr Spiggott (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Amulet (8-12) at Nottingham 1m Handicap (0-73) (3yo+) (5) gd.
Drussell (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Never a factor, 11th of 14, 9l behind Night Spark (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 50-80 pol in Apr '10.
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Prominent, led over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on gamely, won at Goodwood 1m 4f Gent Amateur Handicap (0-75) (3yo+) (5) sft beating Admirable Duque (10-8) by hd, 11 ran.
On Stage 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 14th of 17, 14l behind Highway Code (9-5) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Frosty Berry 50-1 (10-3) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Cuckoo Rock (10-5) at Goodwood 1m 4f Gent Amateur Handicap (0-75) (3yo+) (5) sft.
Urban Space 20-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, last of 11, well behind Getaway Car (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.