WASEET is put forwards in a competitive renewal where Frozen Power and High Twelve are others with leading claims. Big Audio is one of the highest rated in the field and he holds Dubai Miracle and Dreamspeed on their running at Salisbury but he looks vulnerable at this level. Black Spirit was well backed last time and can be rated a little better than the bare form as the race didn't pan out for him and he should appreciate this longer trip. It appears that the stronger O'Brien candidates for this race have been kept at home although such is the yard's strength and record in this race that neither Joshua Tree nor Mikhail Glinka could be confidently dismissed. Vale Of York is the stable second string as he was when winning a Listed race at Goodwood where he had Timely Jazz behind but the yard does appear to have a stronger candidate in Frozen Power who took in a nursery before winning in Listed company at Deauville; a mile should be within his scope. High Twelve and Waseet caught the eye on their respective debuts and duly landed their maidens with the minimum of fuss at prohibitive odds. The former's connections expect him to make his mark at this level. The tentative suggestion is Waseet despite the modest winning time of his maiden but the form of his debut has worked out well enough (Timely Jazz was second) and he's a rare runner in this race for his experienced handler.
Big Audio (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, soon hard pressed, rallied when headed briefly and led again towards finish, just held on, won at Salisbury 1m 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug beating Dubai Miracle (8-13) by hd, 8 ran.
Black Spirit (USA) 13-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, not handle bend, ran wide halfway, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Shakespearean (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Dreamspeed (IRE) 5-2 (8-13) Tracked winner, ridden and lost place over 2f out, one pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 3l behind Big Audio (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug.
Dubai Miracle (USA) 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, soon ridden and every chance, stayed on under pressure to lead briefly towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Big Audio (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Aug.
Frozen Power (IRE) (9-2) won at Deauville(FR) 7f stk gd in Aug beating Boltcity (9-2) by 2l, 5 ran.
High Twelve (IRE) 2-7fav (9-3) Led after 1f, stayed on well final furlong, easily, won at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug beating Corsica (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Joshua Tree (IRE) 6-5fav (8-10) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden to challenge and collided with rail 1 1/2f out, short of room 1f out, switched and kept on final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Puncher Clynch (7-10) at Listowel 1m 2yo hcp sft.
Mikhail Glinka (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Disputed early, soon tracked leader, headway to lead 2 1/2f out, wandered under 2f out, ridden and challenged over 1f out, kept on under pressure, headed last 50 yards and no extra, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Famous Warrior (9-1) at Killarney 1m 2yo hcp in Aug.
Timely Jazz (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, narrowly headed over 1f out, stayed pressing leader until no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Vale Of York (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo Listed stks (1) gf.
Vale Of York (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Took keen hold early, tracked leading pair, pushed along on outside over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, led near finish, won at Goodwood 7f 2yo Listed stks (1) gf beating Mata Keranjang (9-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Waseet 4-11fav (9-3) Tracked leader, joined leader 3f out, shaken up to lead entering final 2f, pushed clear, comfortable, won at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug beating Very Good Day (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.