Guilded Spirit stepped up on his debut effort when third at Nottingham on soft ground in October. He may be open to further improvement but Mysterial has become disappointing having been sent off favourite in all four starts to date. He is now tried in blinkers but RIGHT TOUCH appears to have the better overall form and can be excused his run over 5f on fast ground at York in September. On an earlier fourth at Newmarket he gets the nod as he should stay 7f with another winter on his back. Castell Avon may prove the pick of the two fillies even though she has a sprinting pedigree.
Guilded Spirit 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway on inside over 3f out, switched right over 2f outl hung left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Mister Impatience (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Mysterial 4-7fav (9-5) Chased leaders, slightly hampered over 2f out, effort on inner over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Limit Up (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Right Touch 3-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind The Art Of Racing (9-3) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Sep.
Abanoas (USA) Proud Citizen filly out of Alabaq.
Castell Avon Avonbridge filly out of Castellina.