Microlight merits respect from a good draw with neither the step up to a mile nor the 5lb rise in the weights expected to trouble him unduly but there are a number of unexposed runners in the field for whom market support would clearly be of interest and one of those gets a tentative suggestion. SAMMY ALEXANDER has hinted at ability in three runs in maidens and is entitled to come on for last months' outing at Lingfield, his first run since June, and should appreciate this surface. Indian Wish failed to live up to expectations for Michael Bell but has to be of interest for new connections at a modest level having changed hands cheaply whilst Les Landes was only 2 lengths behind Microlight last time and has to be on the short-list.
Windsor Knights 25-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, soon driven to chase leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, last of 8, 24l behind Flag Officer (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp (2) pol in Oct.
Sammy Alexander 20-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden 2f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Tullius (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Brand Bob (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Podgies Boy (8-11) at Southwell 1m 2yo sell stks (6) fbs.
Microlight 9-4fav (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Three Scoops (8-7) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Farmer's Wife 6-1 (8-1) Led over 7f out, ridden 2f out, hung badly right from over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 7, shd behind Sheila's Star (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Indian Wish (USA) 9-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, rallied to lead again entering final furlong, headed narrowly insided final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 15, 1/2l behind Slumbering Sioux (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Dance For Livvy (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) With leader, outpaced 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 13l behind The Mellor Fella (9-3) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Les Landes (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear and pushed along, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2l behind Microlight (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Aquilifer (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Short of room start, towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 14l behind Salvationist (8-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Urban Kode (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) In rear when ran wide on bend halfway, kept on inside final furlong, no danger, 7th of 12, 8l behind Cinderkamp (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Titan Diamond (IRE) 100-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden and hung right 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 18l behind Winter's Night (8-6) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Aug.
Shirocco Vice (IRE) 66-1 (8-5) Took keen hold early, chased leaders until lost place halfway, no chance after, 8th of 12, 16l behind Ho Ya Mal (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.