COMMON TOUCH is highly thought of and he can win again. Backed off the boards on debut, he managed to win here over six furlongs despite being green. This trip should suit given his pedigree and the way he finished his race on debut. Orientalist is on a roll and a 4lb higher mark for his Sandown win doesn't appear too prohibitive, the step back up in trip will suit Last Destination, whilst Enthusing needs to step up now handicapping off 74; he has plenty of pace so there might be question marks over the trip. Smart Step looks a guaranteed improver now handicapping off 70 given the maidens he has run in, whilst market support for any of El Torbellino, Buzz Law or Tapis Libre would have to be respected.
Orientalist 10-1 (9-1) Switched to inside after start, held up in last pair, smooth headway going well when not clear run on inside from 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, driven and stayed on to lead last strides, won at Sandown 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Introvert (9-3) by hd, 7 ran.
Common Touch (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, soon challenged, hard ridden inside final furlong, led final 50 yards, held on well, won at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul beating Squires Gate (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Lady Del Sol 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 8l behind Puddle Duck (8-8) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Saskia's Dream 13-2 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Attracted To You (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Last Destination (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up in touch and keen, ridden well over 1f out, soon outpaced and beaten, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Wootton Bassett (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jul.
Enthusing (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Took keen hold, pressed leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3l behind My Freedom (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Piccarello 3-1fav (8-10) Went right start, chased leaders, driven to challenge 2f out, soon ridden and every chance, one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Devoted (8-6) at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.
Smart Step 100-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 17, 7l behind Moriarty (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Aug.
Grazeon Again (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division far side, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 16, 7l behind No Poppy (8-12) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
El Torbellino (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 6l behind Kalleidoscope (9-0) at Beverley 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Buzz Law (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Keen in rear, ridden 3f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 8, 8l behind Piceno (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Tapis Libre 33-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 6th of 8, 7l behind Brave Dream (9-3) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.