CARIDADI finished a close-up fifth at Haydock last month and that looks the best piece of form on offer. He won't have to improve much on that to come out best in this. Desert Society showed some promise on his introduction at Kempton and is preferred to both Grand Meister and Castle Combe, though the newcomers are all worth noting. Breeding suggests Mountain Kingdom and Glorious Sinndar will be seen to better effect over further but Rookery is a half-brother to Group 2 winner Ransom Note and makes more appeal.
Caridadi (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) In touch, headway over 2f out, soon switched right to challenge, led over 1f out, hung right when headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Monsea (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Castle Combe (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 5, 17l behind Pinzolo (9-2) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (2) sft in Sep.
Desert Society (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Ninety Minutes (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Glorious Sinndar (FR) Sinndar gelding out of Aloisi.
Grand Meister 20-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, pushed along and headway to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 8, 6l behind Mount Logan (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Mountain Kingdom (IRE) Montjeu gelding out of Althea Rose.
Rookery (IRE) Raven's Pass colt out of Zacheta.