The second division of this maiden may prove a little weaker than the first though there are still a few potentially nice types due to face the starter. Colombian was third on his debut over 7f here in September while General Synod will be out to recoup losses incurred when he was sent off favourite at Sandown on his second start. Red Inca hinted at ability here on his debut but a couple of newcomers catch the eye on breeding. Strategic Bid, a late withdrawal from Thursday's Wood Ditton Stakes, is a son of Selkirk but will surely improve as he steps up in trip so the vote goes to VOODOO PRINCE. Ed Dunlop's colt is classically bred, by Kingmambo out of the brilliant Ouija Board, and market support would increase confidence that he's forward enough to do himself justice.
Billy Buttons Act One gelding out of Dolce Thundera.
Colombian (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, edged left and ran on inside final furlong, finished well, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Baptist (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Dubawi Sound Dubawi colt out of Hannah's Music.
Edgware Road Selkirk gelding out of Bayswater.
General Synod 6-4fav (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Shooting Gallery (8-10) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
High Table (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 19l behind Gentleman Is Back (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Sep.
Jumeira Field (USA) Arch colt out of Chic Joy.
Junoob Haafhd colt out of Faydah.
Mariners Lodge (USA) 7-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, led 1f, pressed winner from over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 8l behind Badeel (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct.
Quadrant (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Quite Elusive.
Red Inca 10-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, not able to quicken, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 5l behind Fury (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Strategic Bid Selkirk colt out of Eminencia.
Strewth (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside 6f out, chased leaders and wide on bend halfway, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Discoteca (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Voodoo Prince Kingmambo colt out of Ouija Board.