EMIRATESDOTCOM went close when runner-up at Lingfield last month and the winner has since gone in again. Milton Bradley's charge can go one better in this. Powerful Pierre steps up in class off a 6lb higher mark as he bids for a hat-trick of course wins and is closely matched with Trending on his earlier win over track and trip. An outing on the Fibresand last time brought no change of luck for Bassett Road as he finished second once again while Lexi's Hero has yet to show any improvement for his tumble down the weights.
Emiratesdotcom 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Colourbearer (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Chased leader until ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind All Right Now (8-12) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, soon eased, last of 12, 28l behind Diman Waters (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Monsieur Royale 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Hi Filwah (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Diamond Blue 25-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up and behind, some headway under pressure over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Rufoof (9-5) at Newcastle 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Oct.
Powerful Pierre 2-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led and edged right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Maakirr (9-4) by 1l, 10 ran.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Well off the pace in last trio, riddden and no impression over 1f out, 6th of 7, 10l behind Crimson Queen (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.
Frognal (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 10l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Trending (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, nk behind Powerful Pierre (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Bassett Road (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) Close up, headway and every chance over 1f out, soon ridden and hung left, ran on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Hellbender (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Iceblast 33-1 (8-10) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerouos, 10th of 11, 13l behind Grilletto (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.