|1 (1)||472324-||Hong Kong Island (IRE) 227||5||9-7||Shane B Kelly (5)||Micky Hammond||85||9/2|
|2 (5)||33220-5||Persian Peril 28||8||9-5||R Winston||G A Swinbank||83||12/1|
|3 (9)||16454/6-||Proud Times (USA) 90||6||9-4||G Whillans (5)||G A Swinbank||82||25/1|
|4 (3)||6126-45||Jeu De Vivre (IRE) 26||4||9-2||F Norton||M Johnston||80||3/1|
|5 (8)||314142-||Getabuzz 231||4||9-0||D Allan||T D Easterby||78||5/1|
|6 (2)||1/60-||Marhaba Malyoon (IRE) 337||4||9-0||Martin Lane||D M Simcock||78||12/1|
|7 (7)||725133-||Jonny Delta 205||5||8-11||G Lee||J S Goldie||75||4/1|
|8 (4)||10820-2||Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 3||7||8-11||P Aspell||James Moffatt||75||8/1|
|9 (6)||012807/||Outrageous Request 15||6||8-11||Julie Burke (3)||Miss Lucinda V Russell||75||18/1|
SPIRIT OF A NATION finished runner-up at Musselburgh on Thursday on his return to the Flat. He looks up to going one better in this company as Jeu De Vivre arrives in poor form. The latter did win over C&D in September however, with Getabuzz and Jonny Delta both behind, and would go close if back in the groove while Persian Peril would also make his presence felt if reproducing his best efforts. Hong Kong Island is a victim of his own consistency as he continues to rise in the weights without winning.
Hong Kong Island (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Art History (8-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Persian Peril 28-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 17l behind Shubaat (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Proud Times (USA) 6-1 (9-9) Chased leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind Accumulate (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr '11.
Jeu De Vivre (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, weakened over 5f out, 5th of 9, well behind Boss's Destination (9-8) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr.
Getabuzz 4-1 (9-3) Held up behind, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Jeu De Vivre (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Marhaba Malyoon (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 8f out until hung badly right approaching straight and weakened soon after, eased, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Pour Moi (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Jonny Delta 7-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 3l behind All My Heart (9-3) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Bradbury (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Outrageous Request 18-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, lost place over 4f out, struggling after, 7th of 10, 8l behind Royal Trooper (9-5) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep '10.