Annina could be anything but has obviously had her problems as she is making her first start since winning a Lingfield maiden by six lengths a year ago. George Cinq, Jodies Jem, Breden and Monsieur Rieussec were all a little disappointing last time and may be high enough in the weights now but Ostaad won easily on the Polytrack following a lay-off and remains unexposed while the superbly-bred Russian Realm finally got off the mark when tackling handicap company for the first time at Salisbury. BARTACK is tackling slightly better opposition than when scoring by half-a-length at Kempton but the handicapper hasn't unduly punished Luca Cumani's gelding and he gets a tentative vote in a competitive contest. Magic Of Reality and Stableford look best of the rest.
Annina 4-1 (8-12) Held up, headway 3f out, switched left over 2f out, led and came to stands rail over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gf in Sep '12 beating Martinas Delight (8-3) by 6l, 9 ran.
Magic of Reality (FR) 7-4 (9-1) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Forgive (9-9) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Janoub Nibras (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Held up in 8th, pushed along over 2f out, soon not quicken and no danger after, 8th of 9, 5l behind Brownsea Brink (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
George Cinq 13-2 (9-5) Held up in rear in steadily run race, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 6th of 9, 3l behind Brownsea Brink (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Jodies Jem 13-2 (9-3) Held up mid-division, chased leaderes over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 25l behind Intrigo (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Breden (IRE) 13-8fav (9-4) Held up in 7th, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd briefly inside final furlong, stayed on same pace in 3rd, dropped to 4th post, 4th of 9, 2l behind Brownsea Brink (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Luhaif 5-1 (8-2) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon well beaten, last of 5, 12l behind Tamayuz Star (8-8) at Newbury 7f cond Stakes (4) gf in Jul.
Yourartisonfire 10-3fav (8-3) In touch, chased leading pair 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Correspondent (9-7) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Aug.
Ostaad (IRE) 4-6fav (9-5) Started slowly, pulled hard, headway to chase leaders 8f out, led over 6f out, 8 lengths clear and pushed along 2f out, driven to hold on final furlong, all out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug beating Conserve (9-0) by 2l, 12 ran.
Stableford 9-4fav (9-1) In touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on towards finish, not pace to challenge, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Life Partner (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Russian Realm 5-2fav (8-13) In touch, driven to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Beedee (9-6) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Monsieur Rieussec 5-2fav (9-4) Mid-division, effort on outside over 1f out, soon hung left and weakened, 4th of 8, 6l behind Russian Realm (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Bartack (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, led 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure towards finish, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug beating Dark Emerald (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Tobacco Road (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Brownsea Brink (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Ocean Applause 66-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 7l behind Kassiano (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f cond Stakes (2) gd in Aug.