Lilac Tree made a respectable debut when runner-up at Wolverhampton in August but stablemate and 1,200,000 dollar purchase Price Is Truth never looked like living up to his name when a well beaten favourite at Newmarket in the same month. Noble Deed has shown some ability in a couple of starts but preference is for one from one of the less prominent yards as TIGHT KNIT improved to finish third at Wolverhampton last time when a couple of lengths ahead of the re-opposing Charm Cry. Tebbit, Saxon Soldier and Teophilip are newcomers worth a second glance in the betting.
Capitol Hill (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, soon weakened, 8th of 16, 18l behind Trading Leather (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep.
Correspondent 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, headway to chase leaders over 4f out, weakening when not much room over 1f out, 7th of 12, 9l behind Vallarta (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Forging The Path (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 15l behind Wentworth (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Aug.
Lilac Tree 10-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, led, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Infinite Magic (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Noble Deed 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Inka Surprise (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Persepolis (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Went right start, keen held up, pushed along over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 9, 10l behind Intimidate (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy.
Price Is Truth (USA) 15-8fav (9-3) Behind, headway over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 8l behind Chief Inspector (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Saxon Soldier Kyllachy colt out of Gwyneth.
Short Squeeze (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to race in mid-division, ridden approaching final 2f, soon beaten, 15th of 18, 11l behind Code Of Honor (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Tebbit (USA) Tapit colt out of Baroness Thatcher.
Teophilip (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Triomphale.
Tigerish Tiger Hill gelding out of Dimakya.
Tight Knit (USA) 50-1 (9-3) Chased leader, led well over 1f out, headed over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace in 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Give Way Nelson (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Charm Cry (USA) 3-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Give Way Nelson (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.