The assessor may have underestimated the performance of STAGEMANSHIP at Nottingham as he ran very green. There's much more to come and he can remain unbeaten. Chief Barker has been allotted the same mark and an entry in the Racing Post Trophy suggests he's thought capable of much better. Trip To Paris put a poor debut behind him to score nicely at Lingfield and he should again have the measure of Floating Ballerino, who was almost 2l behind and has a penalty for last week's Windsor victory. Finn Class was impeded at a crucial stage on his hat-trick attempt here last week but it was only a seller that Hatti won here a couple of weeks ago.
Stagemanship (USA) 13-8fav (9-5) Tracked leader, effort and every chance over 2f out, looked held when carried head high entering final furlong, rallied to lead final strides, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs beating Hunters Creek (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Chief Barker (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Raced wide in touch, outpaced over 2f out, rallied approaching final furlong, edged right and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd beating All Talk N No Do (9-5) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Trip To Paris (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, always prominent, outpaced over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul beating Floating Ballerino (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Floating Ballerino (IRE) 7-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, challenged and edging right from 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out and soon hung right, in command final furlong and stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Rising Dawn (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Finn Class (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Took keen hold tracking leaders, not clear run over 2f out, switched left to challenge over 1f out, ran on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Truth Or Dare (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Hatti (IRE) 7-4fav (8-8) Held up, headway and not clear run from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo sll (5) gd beating Sleepy Joe (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.