Ealain Aibrean was placed in Ireland for Dermot Weld and has joined a new yard after a modest effort at Dundalk in September. She's preferred to Biscuiteer, who finished well ahead of Kinkohyo when third at Southwell earlier this month. Grande Mago makes more appeal than Caesars Gift on the back of a second at Lingfield but another chance goes the way of CONFLICTING. He blew what looked a good opportunity at Kempton last time but a repeat of his debut effort at Nottingham should see him home and dry.
Caesars Gift (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Pulled hard, mid-division on outside, headway and hanging left over 3f out, still hanging and lost place over 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Porteous (9-2) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Conflicting 13-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded last 100 yards, 5th of 12, 8l behind Furas (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Grande Mago (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Led, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Flashy Queen (8-9) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Biscuiteer 8-1 (9-0) With leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, switched left over 2f out, soon lost 2nd, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Dandys Perier (9-0) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Ealain Aibrean (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden 2f out, no impression on leaders over 1f out, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Persian Caliph (8-13) at Dundalk 5f 2yo hcp pol in Sep.
Kinkohyo 10-1 (8-11) Slow into stride outpaced after 2f, 6th of 8, 14l behind Pennine Warrior (9-5) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs.