PIVOTAL MOVEMENT clearly found 5f too sharp at Nottingham 12 days ago after making a promising debut over 7f at Newbury. He was still beaten less than three lengths by the winner, however, and the second has franked the form since. This trip on heavy ground will be much more to his liking and he's just preferred to Secondo, fourth in a better race at Newbury last month and sure to have learned from the experience. Blue Twister is speedily-bred and will have come on for his run at Salisbury. He has more scope than another of Pivotal's offspring, Iris Blue, and C&D third Overrider. Provencal may be best of the rest.
Blue Twister 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, pushed along and effort 2f out, no impression, soon beaten, 9th of 12, 11l behind Saint Jerome (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Overrider 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Colmar Kid (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Pivotal Movement 5-2fav (9-3) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Senator Bong (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Provencal 100-1 (9-3) Held up in touch in rear, ridden and came centre over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Zamoyski (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Secondo (FR) 8-1 (9-3) Slowly away and green in rear, headway when not clear run and switched right inside final 2f, shaken up and stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Valais Girl (8-12) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Iris Blue 5-1 (9-3) Held up in last pair in touch, not clear run over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, 6th of 7, 4l behind Somethingboutmary (9-4) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Ishisoba 14-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind Zurigha (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.