Not much for us to go on in this maiden but pedigree suggests we should probably side with RACKETEER, while fellow newcomer Saptapadi might push him close and Pressing Matters looks best of those to have raced so far. Racketeer hails from the John Gosden yard and is a half-brother to the brilliant filly Attraction. Speed should not be a problem on that basis, and he should be effective at up to a mile in time, so this is as good a starting point as any. The yard can have them ready to win first time of course, so that is no issue, and we¿ll side with him. Saptapadi will certainly get plenty further than this in time and is another well bred sort from a top yard. Again, fitness should not be a major concern and Sir Michael Stoute has had a winner from his few recent runners, so a good debut is anticipated. Pressing Matters steps up in trip here from 6f and can probably find more improvement for that. If he can do so then with his extra experience he can surely go close on a surface that should hold no fears. Ask Dan is coming along steadily but may not quite have the class for this and handicapping looks likely to be his forte, while Munjum represents an in-form yard and is also bred to get further, so he has possibilities over this starting trip. Racketeer is the suggestion for tonight.
Angelo Poliziano Medicean gelding out of Helen Sharp.
Ask Dan (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Prominent, hard ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon edged left, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 14, 9l behind Box Office (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Munjum Sakhee colt out of Ann Veronica.
Pressing Matters (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, edging left from halfway, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind All About You (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Pyrus Time (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In touch, keen, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, 8th of 11, 13l behind Burning Flute (9-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Racketeer (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Flirtation.
Saptapadi (IRE) Indian Ridge colt out of Olympienne.
Wellesley Bertolini colt out of Markova's Dance.
Avrilo 50-1 (8-12) Always in rear, outpaced final 2f, 10th of 11, 22l behind Swiss Diva (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn (5) pol.
Champagne Aerial (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened from 2 1/2f out, 11th of 12, 27l behind Liszt (8-12) at Gowran Park 1m 2yo mdn hvy in Oct.
Chic Shanique (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, ridden 4f out, plugged on, 6th of 12, 17l behind Arabian Mirage (9-0) at W'hampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Miskin Flyer 66-1 (8-12) Soon outpaced, always in rear, 11th of 14, 15l behind Brief Encounter (9-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sept.