Stella Clavisque has the beating of the others with an official rating, including G Man, but doesn't arrive in great form and the less exposed SWEET P is preferred. Marcus Tregoning's filly was only beaten a length when fourth over track and trip last month with Commanding Force well behind and can get off the mark in this company. Manipulation was well beaten at Kempton despite finishing third on his debut but should finish closer with that experience under his belt.
Stella Clavisque (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) 4th of 12, 4l behind La Cumbia (9-1) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 6f 2yo clm gd in Sep.
G Man (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Raced wide close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 8l behind Cape Factor (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Manipulation (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Slowly away, behind and in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace and went 3rd last 100 yards, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Captain Secret (8-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo nov auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Ainmire 20-1 (8-11) Keen tracked leader until 5f out, soon pushed along, faded final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Eddiemaurice (8-11) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Commanding Force 100-1 (8-9) Outpaced and always towards rear, 10th of 11, 14l behind Improvized (8-9) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Sep.
Sweet P 3-1 (8-8) Chased leader, ridden to slight lead and edged left inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 50 yards, lost 2 places close home, 4th of 11, 3/4l behind Improvized (8-9) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Sep.