Venegazzu, Hefner and Cape Rainbow are all similar in failing to show much, if any, improvement on their second starts. It's too soon to write any of them off, but SIR BEDIVERE is given a chance to step up on last month's debut sixth over 7f at this track. A winner has already come out of the race so Brian Meehan's charge gets a tentative vote. Stablemates Captain Cat and Waterclock are newcomers to note with preference for the former, but fellow debutant Stencive cost 260,000gns and any strong support for the half-brother to Group 1 winner Joshua Tree could prove significant.
Arch Villain (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt always in rear, 11th of 13, 14l behind Ahzeemah (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Burnham 40-1 (9-3) Dwelt, headway to track leaders after 2f, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 9l behind Aazif (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Cape Rainbow 9-1 (8-12) Chased leading pair until inside final 4f, driven on outside 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Frog Hollow (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo nov stk (4) sft in Sep.
Captain Cat (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Mother Of Pearl.
Hector's Chance 80-1 (9-3) Mid-division, no impression over 2f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Three Am Tour (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Hefner (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 9l behind Most Improved (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Hilali (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged right over 1f out, soon edged left, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 11, ns behind Latte (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Jarrah 7-2 (9-3) Held up mid-division, went 4th over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 18l behind Sir Trevor (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Micquus (IRE) High Chaparral colt out of My Potters.
Sir Bedivere (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders until green outpaced and pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on again inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 5l behind Mighty Ambition (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Stencive Dansili colt out of Madeira Mist.
Venegazzu (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Encke (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Waterclock (IRE) Notnowcato gelding out of Waterfall One.