Mowhoob failed to figure on his handicap debut at Kempton and heavy ground at Haydock last time may have been a legitimate excuse for a poor effort by Santo Prince. Fair Comment has gone close in a Polytrack maiden but ARCTIC ADMIRAL makes most appeal as he wasn't far behind when fourth in the soft ground at Chepstow in August. Fading in the closing stages of the mile trip, Richard Hannon's colt may well hang on for victory this time. Both Scepticism and Our Three Graces took a backward step last time and Pivotal Silence has plenty to find.
Mowhoob 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leader until halfway, went 2nd again travelling well 3f out, led 2f out, soon ridden, flashed tail not keen and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Quintilian (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Santo Prince (USA) 5-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders on far rail, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 5th of 7, 12l behind Benoni (9-0) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (4) hvy in Sep.
Arctic Admiral (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Chased leader, led halfway, driven over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 6, 1 1/2l behind Jebril (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Aug.
Fair Comment 16-1 (9-5) Held up in last trio, headway on inside 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 7, 6l behind Willowing (9-5) at Kempton 1m Fillies Handicap (0-75) (2yo) (5) pol in Sep.
Must Be Me 33-1 (8-5) Started slowly, always behind, no chance when hung left from over 2f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Hipster (9-2) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Our Three Graces (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind Spithead (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Pivotal Silence 33-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, effort on inner over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 13, 8l behind Hot Snap (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Scepticism (USA) 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, soon with leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd place final furlong, soon weakened, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Hay Dude (9-0) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Sep.
Stupenda 14-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, pushed along towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 13, 23l behind Getaway Car (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Perseverent Pete (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 13, 14l behind Sound Of Guns (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.