Martial Art had an excellent chance of opening his account in similar company at Kempton last week when sent off odds-on favourite but made a mess of it. The jury is out on him now and GROOVE ON makes more appeal. Marco Botti's colt showed signs of inexperience when fourth on last month's debut but looks sure to improve and is preferred to Maid A Million, stepping up in trip after finishing runner-up on her last three starts. The latter's stablemate and newcomer Calmer Waters is also worth keeping an eye on in the betting.
Beauchamp Sunset 50-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, under pressure over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 8, 9l behind Royal Acquisition (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Exit Clause 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Steelriver (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Go Far 50-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 13th of 14, 14l behind Timoneer (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Groove On (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, not much room over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, unable to trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 5l behind Plunder (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Martial Art (IRE) 4-6fav (9-3) Raced freely tracking leader, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Mystical Sapphire (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Beauchamp Astra 100-1 (8-12) Outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Royal Acquisition (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Calmer Waters (USA) Henrythenavigator filly out of Passified.
Maid A Million 7-4fav (8-12) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Secret Missile (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.