PURPLE GALLERY is the pick in a tough race to evaluate without reference to the market but it would be no surprise to see support for Licence To Till and Brave Enough. The colt was sent off a warm order on debut last month which is somewhat unusual for a Stan Moore inmate but ultimately he cost himself any chance by running wide. That experience will not have been lost on him and compensation could await. Licence To Till steps up in trip following an absence. The War Chant colt posted a fair second to Our Jonathan in a Pontefract maiden and could be capable of further improvement. Brave Enough has to be respected from a yard that can have them ready first time out and the market should be closely watched. Banks And Braes has proved a little disappointing and is invariably vulnerable to an unexposed sort. Gold Party is tried in eyeshields and tongue strap and has Kieren Fallon aboard in an effort to break the duck. Christmas Coming has looked inexperienced in two starts though this well named sort could prove popular with the more sentimentally minded punters. Purple Gallery is recommended albeit to the minimal stakes levels.
Banks And Braes 5-1 (9-6) Close up, hard ridden 2f out, soon lost place, 7th of 13, 8l behind Christopher Wren (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Brave Enough (USA) Yes It's True colt out of Courageous.
Brave Ghurka 15-2 (8-13) Led after 1f, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon hung right and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Cat Hunter (8-6) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Calculus Affair (IRE) Trans Island colt out of Where's Charlotte.
Christmas Coming 4-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pulled hard, ridden over 2f out, no headway, 7th of 13, 8l behind Dahaam (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct.
Gold Party 66-1 (9-3) Always behind, lost touch over 2f out, 10th of 12, 24l behind Powerful Melody (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Licence To Till (USA) 9-2 (8-8) Chased leader, ridden approaching 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Duchess Dora (9-4) at Beverley 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Aug.
Maxijack (IRE) Governor Brown gelding out of Aster Fields.
Purple Gallery (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, hung right over 3f out, ran very wide into straight 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 13l behind Tenacestream (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Rock The Stars (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 15, 16l behind Burj Nahar (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Nov.
Roybuoy 28-1 (7-12) Led over 5f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind New Christmas (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Seek The Cash (USA) Mr Greeley colt out of Cash Deal.