Aazif and Arch Villain continue to creep up the weights despite not winning and Infinite Hope was unfancied in the betting and never figured on her handicap debut. Mawhub finished last on his first start handicapping and Dedication was beaten a long way over C&D on her return from a lay-off. Kelpie Blitz is upped in class but SHESTHEMAN finished a close-up fourth in similar company over track and trip last time and gets the nod racing off the same mark today.
Aazif (IRE) 9-4fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, effort 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Courtesy Call (8-13) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp (3) fm in Sep.
Arch Villain (IRE) 5-4fav (9-1) Pressed winner, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Bordoni (9-7) at Yarmouth 2m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Star For Life (USA) 18-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 10f out, headed over 8f out, chased leader, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 10l behind Homeric (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Infinite Hope (USA) 11-1 (9-1) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, some late headway when switched right entering final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 8, 6l behind Enery (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Cape Savannah 7-2 (8-11) Led, joined 4f out, headed entering final 3f, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 10l behind Pallasator (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Mawhub 13-2 (9-3) Dwelt, raced wide in rear, ridden over 3f out, some headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 15l behind Debating Society (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Shestheman 13-2 (8-11) Held up in last pair, headway on inside over 2f out, stayed on to 4th inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Huff And Puff (9-11) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Dedication 20-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, no progress over 2f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Ruscello (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Dandy (GER) 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Ghost Protocol (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Cellist 9-2fav (9-2) Held up in mid-divsiion, headway to chase leaders 5f out, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and every chance 3f out, 4th and one pace over 1f out, 4th of 13, 14l behind Presto Volante (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, strong challenge and upsides close home, lost on the nod, 2nd of 12, ns behind Dazzling Valentine (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.