Not a strong maiden and preference is for MEMORANDUM ahead of Sakile and Mosa Mine. The selection, an Oasis Dream filly, was third at Bath last month when reverting to the minimum trip. She ran well in defeat and her form looks like some of the more solid on offer. Avon Castle looks an interesting newcomer despite her yard not being renowned for debutant winners, whilst Mosa Mine has shaped with promise in two decent contests and she has experience of an artificial surface as well which should be in her favour. Also of interest is Sakile who was well-fancied on debut at Pontefract but flopped behind Hafawa, and her follow-up run at Folkestone was no better. She has been given four months off since that run however and is one to take seriously with Jimmy Fortune booked. Youcanalwaysdream will be handicapped after this run, whilst the more experienced pair of Bush Master and Papageno have both been exposed as fairly modest. Newcomer Cosimo De Medici needs watching in the betting despite only fetching 800 guineas this year, however it is Memorandum who is preferred.
Bush Master 7-2fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, hampered over 5f out, pushed along 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 8th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Safari Special (8-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Cosimo De Medici Medicean gelding out of Wish.
Papageno 18-1 (9-3) In touch on outside, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 13th of 16, 14l behind Hot Pursuits (8-12) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
Victory Ide Say (IRE) Fath gelding out of Ide Say.
Avon Castle Avonbridge filly out of Castellina.
Memorandum 9-1 (8-12) Went left start, soon chasing leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Dusty Spirit (9-0) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Mosa Mine 10-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Tartufo Dolce (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Sakile 10-3 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 9, 12l behind Tomintoul Singer (9-0) at Folkestone 5f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul.
Sweet Pilgrim 100-1 (8-12) Chased leader until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 12l behind Exceedingly Bold (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Youcanalwaysdream (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Dwelt, headway to join leader after 1f until 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 17l behind Tartufo Dolce (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.