SWING EASY has finished runner-up at Kempton and Yarmouth and looks to have solid claims on that form. He has to be forgiven a poor effort at Goodwood last time but soft ground was a legitimate excuse so Robert Mills' colt gets the nod. Town Mouse took a step forward when fifth over C&D last time but the newcomers look a bigger threat. Aficionado will be better over middle-distances in time but Sam Spade is related to a winning sprinter and Spirit Man is the first foal of a winner on the all-weather.
Sam Spade (IRE) Clodovil colt out of Red Empress.
Spirit Man Manduro colt out of World Spirit.
Swing Easy 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ran wide on bend halfway, headway on wide outside over 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong, 7th of 10, 15l behind Nichols Canyon (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Barnaby Brook (CAN) 66-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 13th of 17, 18l behind Goodwood Mirage (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Town Mouse 14-1 (9-0) Slowly away in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, soon ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 4l behind Close Together (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Aficionado Halling gelding out of Prithee.
Roland 7-1 (7-11) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 10l behind Greeleys Love (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Loraine 100-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, driven over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 9l behind Shuruq (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Sofi's Spirit (IRE) Captain Marvelous filly out of Sofistication.