Plenty in with a chance in a competitive nursery and GASSIN GOLF is the speculative selection having won his maiden with a bit in hand over C&D last time. Ahzeemah beat Curzon Line less than a length at Lingfield a fortnight ago, but Frankie has opted for the latter to reverse running, while Three Am Tour finished a respectable fourth in a sales race at Fairyhouse last month and she looks to have every chance on that form. Goldream has claims on his earlier second over track and trip, while Venetian View won his maiden over 7f here, as did Halling Dancer, and all three could figure in a wide-open race.
Three Am Tour (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Soon mid-division, improved to chase leaders over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Seanie (8-13) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo aut in Sep.
Venetian View (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Raced wide, held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway over 1f out, strong run to 2nd final 100 yards, gaining close home, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-4) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Sep.
Goldream 13-8fav (9-0) Led, clear halfway, headed 1f out, soon faded, 6th of 13, 11l behind Thought Worthy (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Ahzeemah (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Tracked leader after 1f, pressed leader 2f out, slightly outpaced 1f out, rallied to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol beating Curzon Line (9-3) by nk, 13 ran.
Halling Dancer 7-2 (8-10) Mid-division on inside, not clear run and switched left 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep beating Jasie Jac (8-13) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Curzon Line 3-1 (9-3) Went left start, led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Ahzeemah (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Bounty Seeker (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on under pressure final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug beating Cool Hand Luke (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Gassin Golf 4-7fav (9-3) Slowly away, took keen hold, soon recovered to close 5th on inside, headway on inside 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly to assert final 110 yards, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug beating Lady Bellatrix (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Our Cool Cat (9-3) at Ascot 6f 2yo stks (2) gd.