RONALDINHO got his act together in August when recording a quick double. A 6f victory at this track was followed by a win over a mile at Salisbury and there looks more to come. Stablemate Mystical Moment is no back number but has something to prove over today's trip as does I'm Back, a winner over 7f at Newmarket and carrying his owners first colours ahead of Filfil. Pompeia and Lizzie Tudor are not out of this on their handicap debuts but Winged Icarus and Rafale look up against it.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Salisbury 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating Rioja Day (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Mystical Moment 10-1 (8-12) Set steady pace until quickened halfway, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Lovely Pass (8-12) at Ascot 1m 2yo fll stks (2) gf in Sep.
I'm Back (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Waterway Run (9-0) at York 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Filfil (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, led 1f, tracked leader, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened over 1f out, beaten when hung left inside final furlong, last of 5, 11l behind Montiridge (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Sep.
Pompeia 15-8 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, just held on close home, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Aug beating Miss Marjurie (9-0) by hd, 11 ran.
Lizzie Tudor 6-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Aug beating Ghanaian (9-0) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Winged Icarus (USA) 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 10, well behind Rising Legend (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Rafale 33-1 (8-8) Raced near side, always behind, 13th of 15, 23l behind Red Avenger (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.