The best race on the card by a long chalk. Solar Deity and Galician are perfectly at home in this company, though both are becoming a little frustrating off their current marks. HAAF A SIXPENCE makes more appeal as he's still improving judged on his recent victory at Newmarket and Ralph Beckett's charge has already won three times on Polytrack. The handicapper is loathed to loosen his grip on Laffan and Verse Of Love was engaged to run here yesterday. Chapter And Verse, Ruwaiyan and Ishikawa step up in class on the back of recent placed efforts and will need to dig a bit deeper if they're to figure in this company.
Galician 14-1 (8-11) Led until 5f out, chased leader until well over 1f out, rallied disputing 2nd inside final furlong, battled on, just held, 3rd of 10, hd behind Sirius Prospect (9-4) at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol.
Solar Deity (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Held up, not clear run over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Anaconda (9-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol.
Haaf A Sixpence 10-1 (9-2) Raced centre until merged with stands' side group 5f out, tracked leaders, ridden and every chance from 2f out, led inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Magistral (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Laffan (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, switched left to challenge over 1f out, chased leaders entering final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 20, 5l behind Levitate (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) sft.
Trader Jack 8-1 (9-4) Dwelt, keen in rear, never a factor, 8th of 12, 6l behind Addictive Dream (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Alfred Hutchinson 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Prince Alzain (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol.
Favourite Treat (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, lost place over 5f out, well beaten over 1f out, 9th of 10, 7l behind Loyalty (8-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (2) pol.
Verse Of Love 50-1 (9-1) Soon tracking leader, led after 1f until over 5f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 11l behind Captain Cat (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Stasio (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Anaconda (9-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Prominent, brought towards stands side over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to reel back winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Maverik (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Tellovoi (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Prominent, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, 13th of 20, 17l behind Levitate (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) sft.
Ruwaiyan (USA) 5-4fav (9-6) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Al's Memory (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ishikawa (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven to lead narrowly 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Epic Battle (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.