The unexposed runners make the most appeal in this tight looking handicap with Godolphin's QUICK WIT heading the list. Progressive as a two-year-old the colt looks well in at the weights, on his belated reappearance, based on his second to the classy Tamaathul and the yard did ready Delegator after a break recently so the signs are good. Al Muthanaa has been progressive in three maidens and has claims off his opening mark while the same can be said for Gypsy Carnival after a winning debut. Space War is another to look at after a good run in defeat off this rating last time out but the boys in blue are in top form so Quick Wit retains the vote.
Space War 14-1 (9-4) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and hung right entering final furlong, stayed on near finish, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Give Your Verdict (9-0) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Quick Wit 10-11fav (9-0) Raced far side, made all, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Oct beating Youm Jamil (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 18 ran.
Lucky Windmill 16-1 (8-9) Chased winner until over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 6l behind Aattash (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Finest Reserve (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, ridden well over 1f out, headway inside final furlong, not quicken last 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Mujood (10-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Medicinal Compound 9-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, 14th of 15, well behind Aattash (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Aerodynamic (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden 2f out, one pace when hampered inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Give Your Verdict (9-0) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Purple Gallery (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 19l behind Chapter And Verse (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Syrian 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, took keen hold, switched right well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 6l behind Rigidity (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Al Muthanaa 1-5fav (9-3) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven out, won at Ripon 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug beating Apache Warrior (9-3) by 1l, 10 ran.
Gypsy Carnival 11-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, progress over 4f out to be in touch, good headway on outer from 3f out, led and looked green over 1f out, pushed clear, comfortable, won at Ffos Las 1m 3yo fll stks (4) gd beating Quality Mover (8-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
Huntingfortreasure 50-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, soon ridden and one pace, 7th of 14, 6l behind Harriet's Girl (9-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Sir Frank Wappat 18-1 (8-8) Refused to race, in a race won by Harriet's Girl (9-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd, 14 ran.
Red Yarn 12-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Another Try (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Bonded (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Soon pushed along in mid-division, outpaced and driven along halfway, ridden and hung left over 2f out, no impression until stayed on reluctantly inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind State Fair (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
The Shuffler 5-1 (9-1) Headway to press leader 8f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Grams And Ounces (8-12) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Muwalla 14-1 (9-1) Slowly into sride, in rear, headway on outside 3f out, ridden and effort to chase leaders on wide outside over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind The Caped Crusader (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Zambuka (FR) 9-2 (8-2) Raced wide, keen in touch, came center and tracked leader over 3f out until over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 7, 3l behind Mr Harmoosh (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.