Top Notch Tonto is top rated on official figures having won a decent handicap at Ayr on his first start over a mile. He looks sure to make another bold bid but OASIS CANNES is just preferred. His latest four length defeat at the hands of Alterite in a Listed race in France now looks better form as the latter subsequently went very close in the Group 1 Marcel Boussac on Arc day. Sir Mark Prescott's colt gets the vote with Pearl Reward looking a danger after sluicing home by eight lengths in a C&D maiden last month. Willie The Whipper was another impressive maiden winner albeit over 6f and he makes more appeal than Georgian Bay of the remainder.
Allnecessaryforce (FR) 2-1fav (8-9) Reared and awkward leaving stalls, held up last, pushed along and headway centre 3f out, went 4th over 2f out, ridden and no impression when hung left over 1f out, 4th of 5, 8l behind Polar Chief (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2yo hcp (2) hvy.
Esteaming 4-6fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7f out, led towards near side over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, joined 1f out, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Rhombus (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) hvy.
Georgian Bay (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Ashdan (9-2) at Doncaster 7f 2yo stks (2) gd in Sep.
Oasis Cannes (9-2) 2nd of 7, 4l behind Alterite (8-12) at Craon(FR) 1m 2yo lst stk (1) gs in Sep.
Pearl Reward (USA) 11-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched right 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, won at Pontefract 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep beating Dali's Lover (8-12) by 8l, 10 ran.
Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, driven and headway to lead 2f out, soon ridden, hard pressed when wandered 1f out, held on gamely final furlong, won at Ayr 1m 2yo hcp (2) hvy in Sep beating Kolonel Kirkup (8-1) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Willie The Whipper 6-4fav (9-3) Pressed leader, effort over 1f out, led and edged left inside final furlong, stayed on well to go clear final 110 yards, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Aug beating Marcus Caesar (9-3) by 8l, 4 ran.