Tut won well on his first start for Alan Jarvis when landing an auction maiden here last month on soft ground and she has to be respected first time in a nursery on ground that suits but she seems a shade high in the weights and a better bet may be another runner racing in this grade for the first time, Richard Fahey's OUR JOE MAC, who gets the vote ahead of stable companion Aquarian Spirit. The last mentioned has run well in nurseries in his last two starts on faster ground that he faces today but the softer ground should not be a problem for a colt that won his maiden on a similar surface. The William Haggas-trained Centigrade ran on well when winning his Warwick maiden last month and should appreciate the extra furlong so he cannot be discounted. Brian Meehan's Butch And Sundance was well held in a valuable sales race at York last time and looks best watched, while Andrew Balding's Flaming Miracle has harshly gone up 5lbs after a decent second at Windsor last time. John Dunlop's Blakey's Boy takes a drop in class having run third in a Listed race at Newbury on his most recent start and has to be considered along with Alrasm, who is similarly dropped in grade. Preference though is for Richard Fahey's Our Joe Mac, who stepped up from a promising debut outing when running out the easy winner of a Thirsk median auction maiden last month. He looks well treated for his debut in a nursery and can make a winning start in this grade on ground that should suit the son of Celtic Swing.
Blakey's Boy 8-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up towards stands side, switched left to join centre group over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Azmeel (9-0) at Newbury 7f 2yo Listed stks (1) gf in Aug.
Our Joe Mac (IRE) 10-11fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, led on bit 2f out, shaken up and ran on well, won at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug beating George Benjamin (8-9) by 4l, 14 ran.
Mister Angry (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 20l behind Azizi (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Alrasm (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 12th of 20, 9l behind Midnight Martini (8-6) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Butch And Sundance 25-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 13th of 20, 13l behind Midnight Martini (8-6) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Ingleby Spirit 3-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Mingun Bell (9-2) at Southwell 1m 2yo nov stks (5) fbs in Aug.
Centigrade (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Held up, soon in mid-division on inside, switched right and headway 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on, driven out, won at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug beating Start Right (9-3) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Tanto Quanto (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden 2f out, joined inside final furlong, battled on, found extra towards finish, won at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Aug beating Banana Republic (9-3) by hd, 11 ran.
Tut (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, chased leader going well 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug beating Golden Shaheen (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Aquarian Spirit 11-4 (8-12) In touch, headway and effort over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Layali Al Andalus (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2yo hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Flaming Miracle 7-4fav (9-0) Slowly away, held up in last pair, steady headway on outside from over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, upsides inside final furlong, found no extra, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Cherry Bee (8-10) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Tres Coronas (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Layali Al Andalus (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2yo hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Aattash (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Reluctant to load stalls, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 8, 2l behind Contract Caterer (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) In touch, pushed along halfway, driven along 2f out, stayed on under strong pressure on wide outside inside final furlong, lead near finish, won at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (4) fbs in Aug beating Duster (8-8) by 1/2l, 8 ran.