BRICK RED finished second to Ransom Note from a 6lb lower mark on his final start as a juvenile and improved from his reappearance when overcoming a low draw to get the better of Master Mylo at Kempton and the runner-up went on to beat Bramshaw on his next start. Amanda Perrett's gelding has a tall reputation and merits respect but he'll need to show more than he has done on his two starts so far this term. Bronze Prince is hard to weigh up but he did have Monterosso behind when winning his maiden at odds-on at Wolverhampton and the market should tell us what to expect. Jamie Spencer may be able to bring the best out of Brannagh whilst Ertikaan had shaped well prior to a disappointing performance at Leicester and may be worth another chance. The three horses that head the weights should go well but may find that one or two of their less exposed rivals are better handicapped at this stage of the season.
Mass Rally (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in last trio, headway 3f out, going well 2f out, led narrowly approaching final furlong, edged left and headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Navajo Chief (9-7) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, switched left over 4f out, headway when bumped over 2f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, 6th of 12, 4l behind Navajo Chief (9-7) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Kajima 7-1 (9-2) Took keen hold in touch, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead final 150 yards, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug beating Colepeper (9-6) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Tawaabb 40-1 (9-1) Chased leaders centre, weakened 2f out, 19th of 22, 11l behind Poet's Place (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd.
Sailorman (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 8l behind Space Station (9-11) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Bronze Prince 4-7fav (9-3) Keen, tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on readily, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Cabal (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Venutius 12-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 4l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-2) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Quarrel (USA) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders until lost place inside final 3f, soon behind, 10th of 12, 9l behind Navajo Chief (9-7) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Roodle 25-1 (9-8) Held up in last trio, not on terms when switched left over 1f out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 10, 5l behind Sarasota Sunshine (9-8) at Salisbury 7f fll hcp (2) gf.
Rum King (USA) 40-1 (9-5) Steadied start, always in rear, last of 9, 8l behind Kakatosi (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Aug.
Ertikaan 11-8fav (9-6) Dwelt, in touch, ridden to chase winner 2f out until well inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Waveband (9-6) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Whirly Dancer 8-1 (9-6) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, one pace when ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Thrill (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Brick Red 11-1 (9-4) In touch, improved over 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden and ran on well from 1f out to lead well inside final furlong, held on, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug beating Master Mylo (8-9) by hd, 13 ran.
Bramshaw (USA) 13-8fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, soon hard ridden and strongly challenged, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Master Mylo (8-13) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Brannagh (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Held up behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never troubled leaders, 8th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Regeneration (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Excellent Guest 16-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 17, 2 3/4l behind Kuanyao (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.