DUBAI CREST makes most appeal here, and is selected ahead of Caster Sugar and Excelsior Academy. Amanda Perrett's colt's sole success so far has come on the all-weather at Kempton, and he was narrowly beaten last time out at Nottingham when not really getting on with the job. He seems a progressive type though, and the drop back to a mile is probably a positive. He does though have to defy being joint top weight. Caster Sugar has a couple of decent seconds to her name and looks to have a win within her. She's likely to be held up early on if the past is anything to go by before making a dash for home. Excelsior Academy has been knocking on the door too, but has shown signs of quirkiness. He's highly thought of though, with a Derby entry pencilled in for next year.
Timpanist 11-1 (9-0) Soon chased leaders on outside, driven and edged right 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Latin Tinge (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo fll mdn aut (6) pol in Sept.
Dubai Crest 6-1 (9-2) Held up behind leaders, ridden to lead over 1f, headed entering final furlong, regained lead well inside, headed post, 2nd of 15, shd behind Lethal Glaze (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 16l behind Ouster (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Cornish Rose (IRE) 66-1 (7-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Johnmanderville (8-1) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sept.
Shooting Party (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 17, 14l behind Tudor Key (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn auc (4) gf in Sept.
One Cool Kitty 8-1 (8-8) Awkward and steadied start, held up, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 12l behind Oasis Knight (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sept.
Excelsior Academy 15-8fav (9-3) Led, pushed along over 4f out, headed 3f out, driven and led again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, shd behind Blue Dynasty (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sept.
Caster Sugar (USA) 9-2 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Zaaqya (8-10) at Pontefract 1m 2yo fll hcp (4) gf in Sept.
Brooksby 16-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, effort 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Johnmanderville (8-1) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sept.
Lucky Score (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, not quicken entering final furlong, 7th of 15, 4l behind Midnight Cruiser (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs in Aug.
Mons Calpe (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Soon in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Red Spider (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn (4) pol in Sept.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 8l behind Nehaam (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sept.
Sicilian Pink 7-1 (9-1) Soon rear division and never on terms, 8th of 11, 13l behind River Captain (8-10) at Salisbury 7f 2yo hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Striding Edge (IRE) 3-1jt-fav (8-10) Mid-division, bumped over 3f out, headway over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Atabaas Allure (9-7) at W'hampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sept.