A first-time visor obviously did the trick for MISSING AGENT last week as he was beaten less than a length at Chepstow despite being badly impeded in the closing stages. The headgear remains in place and David Evans' charge can confirm running with fourth Gabrial The Boss with normal luck in-running. Ottauquechee was a further four lengths behind at Chepstow and looks up against it but handicap debutants Alpine Jerry and Pink Mischief are worth noting. Cromwell Rose had a below-par Strawberry Duck well behind when second in a seller last week but this is tougher.
Ottauquechee (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 10th of 16, 7l behind Knight's Parade (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 9-2fav (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace closing stages, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Knight's Parade (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Missing Agent 50-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, staying on when hampered entering final furlong, not recover, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Knight's Parade (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Alpine Jerry (IRE) 8-1 (8-1) Slowly away, tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Mick Duggan (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Strawberry Duck (IRE) 14-1 (8-0) Soon ridden along in rear, last of 15, 46l behind Laughing Rock (8-7) at Leicester 7f 2yo sll (6) gd.
I'm Watching 100-1 (9-0) Raced on outside towards rear, ridden and no chance when rider dropped whip over 2f out, 12th of 13, 19l behind Califante (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Jul.
Pink Mischief 33-1 (8-6) Outpaced towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 10, 7l behind Bogsnog (8-13) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Cromwell Rose (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 15, 4l behind Laughing Rock (8-7) at Leicester 7f 2yo sll (6) gd.