SEBASTIAN BEACH was prominent throughout when fourth on his debut over 7f at Newmarket. He was only beaten three lengths and finished clear of the fifth so the form has a solid look about it and he can open his account here at the main expense of Faintly. Amanda Perrett's Lingfield winner had his limitations exposed last time and steps up a grade here under a penalty. Shankly has plenty of stamina in his pedigree and is preferred to Avocadeau, well beaten at Epsom, of the others.
Faintly 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, took keen hold, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Hiking (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 2yo juv stk (5) gf in Aug.
Avocadeau (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Raced green in rear, headway halfway, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 5th of 7, 11l behind Signposted (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.
Sebastian Beach (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 3l behind Almuheet (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Shankly Monsun colt out of Miracle Seeker.