Ryan Moore takes a break from the racing in Meydan and renews acquaintance with TENURE for the first of a full book of rides. Formerly with Sir Michael Stoute, the latter was well backed at Sandown in July but ran no sort of race having got loose beforehand and much better is expected this year. Charter should figure stepping up in trip and Silver Dixie is likely to improve on his latest fourth at Kempton. True Spirit found 1m2f too far last time and is not out of this while the newcomer Culture Trip is worth noting as his dam is related to the very smart pair Conroy and Crystal Gazing.
Tenure 5-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 19l behind Invisible Hunter (9-2) at Sandown 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Bowstar 6-1 (9-7) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 5f out, led over 2f out, kept on gamely final furlong, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating West Leake (9-4) by nk, 8 ran.
Alshan Fajer 66-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 11, 12l behind Consign (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Charter (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, challenged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Whipper Snapper (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Culture Trip Royal Applause gelding out of Spanish Springs.
Desert Donkey 10-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in touch, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 6, 9l behind King Of The Danes (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Silver Dixie (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 10, 10l behind El Buen Turista (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
St Georges Hill (IRE) Marju colt out of Lyrical Dance.
Tribal Path (IRE) 15-8 (9-3) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Van Percy (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
True Spirit 5-1 (9-5) Prominent, led 8f out, headed over 1f out, faded, 6th of 9, 5l behind Little Buxted (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.