LITTLE CHINA races in a seller for the first time since scoring over course and distance in July. Willie Muir's filly should have too much speed for Ripon scorer Shamrocked over this trip. Cracking Choice has been placed in nine of his 18 starts but is still awaiting a first victory and likely to find at least one of the older horses too good here. Amis Reunis is generally campaigned over further but still looks the pick of the remainder.
Little China 5-2fav (8-11) Chased leader, pushed along halfway, lost 2nd 2f out, losing place when badly bumped over 1f out, 10th of 12, 6l behind Compton Prince (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Cracking Choice (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 7, 14l behind Hi Filwah (9-5) at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Laudation 40-1 (8-6) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 13l behind Baron Run (8-9) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Shamrocked (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Close up, led halfway, ridden over 2f out, held on well towards finish, driven out, won at Ripon 6f app sell stks (6) gd in Sep beating Shillito (9-0) by 1l, 7 ran.
Amis Reunis 16-1 (9-4) Towards rear, driven over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 13, 6l behind Windforpower (9-2) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Code Six (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Led, headed halfway, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind Beach Rhythm (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Stoneacre Hull (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 7, 8l behind Sky Garden (9-0) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.