In the absence of Midnight Moon perhaps RAAJIH can be the one to make a winning debut. John Gosden's horse is a half-brother to Taqleed, a smart animal whose maiden victory came over course and distance. Providing market signals are positive he might just be able to overcome his lack of experience. Of those to have raced Dragonera and Defence Of Duress qualify for handicap marks after this run and along with Maharana and Discovery Bay may do better as three-year-olds over middle distances. Discovery Bay is probably the pick of them having caught the eye making late headway on his debut although Paul Hanagan's booking aboard Maharana, a brother to Anhar, should ensure he attracts support.
Defence Of Duress (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Pushed along early, soon tracked leaders, ridden well over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Abjer (9-3) at Redcar 1m 1f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Discovery Bay 33-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Baptist (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Little Rocky Cadeaux Genereux colt out of Tahirah.
Look For Love Pursuit Of Love colt out of Look Here's May.
Maharana (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Dwelt, flashed tail and slow to find stride, headway to track leaders halfway, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, 6l behind Auden (9-0) at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (4) sft in Sep.
Midnight Moon Singspiel colt out of Carisolo.
Raajih Dalakhani colt out of Thakafaat.
Dragonera 12-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, struggling over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 10, 7l behind Istishaara (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo fll mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Intombi 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, soon pushed along, behind final 3f, 10th of 11, 27l behind Tameen (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo fll mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Nella Sofia 100-1 (8-7) Always behind, lost touch 4f out, 18th of 20, 22l behind Up In Time (8-9) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Thank You Joy 100-1 (7-13) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 6th of 11, 8l behind Ree's Rascal (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.