Extrasolar showed a big improvement over 5f at Sandown when just failing to catch the winner. He'll be a lot shorter than 16/1 for this but INVINCIBLE WARRIOR was also unfancied for his debut over C&D. He defied his odds on that occasion to finish a decent third behind Inka Surprise and with Kieren Fallon taking over the reins today, he gets the vote. Intrigo and Best To Better have some catching up to do if they're to get involved in the finish while Keep The Dream makes most appeal of the newcomers.
Exit Clause Manipulator colt out of Claws.
Extrasolar 16-1 (9-3) In touch, headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 13, ns behind Shiatsu (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Intrigo 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, carried right over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 16l behind Ajmany (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Invincible Warrior (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt, bumped start, towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Inka Surprise (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Keep The Dream Oasis Dream colt out of Mimisel.
Last Chance Ranch 33-1 (9-3) Slowly away in touch over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 30l behind Royal Prize (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Ri Na Si Green Horizon colt out of Luisa Miller.
Tom Hall Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Villarosi.
Best To Better (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway well over 1f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 12, 6l behind Woodlandsway (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Ishi Amy 50-1 (8-7) Went right start, in rear, well beaten over 2f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Gabrial's Kaka (9-3) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Sally Bruce 100-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, soon well beaten, 8th of 9, 14l behind Somoud (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.