STAR PEARL stands out in this as she posted a much improved effort when headed close home at Nottingham on her seasonal return. Roger Varian's filly looks some way ahead of these rivals on that showing and gets the vote. Red Red Wine showed little progress when fourth at Haydock on her second outing but Gregori is expected to finish closer in this company after a debut sixth at Newbury. Kempton fourth Quest For More steps back up in trip for his reappearance and could prove best of the rest.
Gregori (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened quickly, 6th of 11, 9l behind Prince Of Arabia (9-5) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Mcdelta Delta Dancer gelding out of Mcnairobi.
Quest For More (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort on inside 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Horsted Keynes (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Red Red Wine 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leading pair until 5f out, ridden and stayed on same pace in 4th final 2f, 4th of 8, 6l behind Brave Acclaim (9-3) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf.
The Green Ogre 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 10th of 15, 12l behind Court Pastoral (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Karitza (FR) Barathea filly out of Kritzia.
Simple Joys 12-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, no chance when hampered over 2f out, 9th of 12, 6l behind Manazel (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Star Pearl (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden 2 lengths clear 2f out, caught post, 2nd of 12, nk behind Odeliz (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll mdn (5) gf.