Whistle On By sets the standard in this maiden after three good efforts in better company but the feeling is that GUIDED MISSILE will only have to improve a little from his debut to get on top. Andrew Balding's runner is related to plenty of sprint winners so there is every chance there should be plenty more progress to come now he knows his job that bit better. Steenbok is well-bred and from top connections but will need more improvement than he's shown so far in a couple of starts while Captain Noble left behind his debut run with an improved effort here last time and should also show more again.
Captain Noble (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on outside from 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Chilledtothebone (8-10) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Dysios (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Pulled hard in touch, steadied over 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, well held over 1f out, 11th of 12, 13l behind Sirius Prospect (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Konstantin (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, always behind, last of 11, 12l behind Hoot (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Aug.
Logans Legend (IRE) Johannesburg colt out of Almost Blue.
Quality Art (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly away, recovered after 1f, in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 6l behind Extra Power (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Rambo Will 11-2 (9-3) In touch, hung right throughout, effort 2f out, soon eased, last of 6, 9l behind Celtic Sixpence (8-12) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Oct.
Robin Hoods Bay 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, ran on final furlong, promising, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Fastest Magician (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Russian Affair Haafhd colt out of Russian Rhapsody.
Steenbok (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Took keen hold in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression on leaders, 6th of 12, 5l behind Sirius Prospect (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Whistle On By 10-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Seal Rock (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Guided Missile (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) In touch centre, driven when groups merged 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 15, 6l behind My Delirium (8-9) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct.