Alisios, Hoon and Sherston are all likely to improve on their initial runs. Raise Your Gaze is the pick of those with previous experience, however, having only gone down by a neck to God Willing at Newbury last month. The third has franked the form since and he must go well but there are a few promising-looking debutants in opposition including Despot, Maverick Wave and Godolphin's Intense Effort, though the latter may do better as a three-year-old. FREEMASON has some fancy entries this autumn and fetched 150,000gns as a yearling. The Cape Cross colt can make a winning start.
Alisios (GR) 33-1 (9-2) Outpaced, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 6th of 7, 22l behind Strategical (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Beach Bar (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 10th of 17, 10l behind Snow Trouble (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Aug.
Despot (IRE) Verglas colt out of Ms Bossy Boots.
Frederic Chopin 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 15l behind Pinzolo (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Freemason Cape Cross colt out of Candy Mountain.
Hoon (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Meteoroid (9-5) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Intense Effort (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Pretty Demanding.
Istikshaf (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear,pushed along and headway entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 5th of 13, 6l behind Learaig (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Maverick Wave (USA) Elusive Quality colt out of Misty Ocean.
Moxey Nayef gelding out of Emily Blake.
Raise Your Gaze 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 12, nk behind God Willing (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Sherston 7-1 (9-5) Chased leading trio on inside, pushed along 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, moderate progress inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Edge (9-5) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Syros (IRE) Kheleyf colt out of Starring.
Weekendatbernies (IRE) War Chant gelding out of Morena Park.