FIRESTARTER is worth one more chance given today's decidedly modest opposition. He's not been beaten far over 7f at both Ascot and Newbury on his last two starts and this looks his easiest opportunity so far. Voodoo Rhythm and Siouxperhero are also making hard work of registering that elusive first win and one of the less exposed types could prove a bigger threat. Expert Fighter was unfancied for his debut and ran accordingly but he should finish closer here, as should Newmarket sixth Renegotiate and Mick Channon's gelding Spanish Fork.
Expert Fighter (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Outpaced in rear, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 14, 10l behind Mazeydd (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Firestarter 7-2fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to dispute well held 2nd inside final furlong, not quicken and dropped to 4th closing stages, 4th of 15, 1 1/4l behind Mighty Ambition (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Golden Jubilee (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Raced wide in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 8th of 14, 12l behind Bonfire (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Good Luck Charm 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, lost touch 3f out, last of 9, 16l behind Tidy Affair (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Sep.
Renegotiate 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind Encke (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Siouxperhero (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Good speed to get over from wide draw and lead, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd last stride, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Anginola (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Spanish Fork (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and no impression 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Aazif (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Vergrigio (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Outpaced in rear, well behind over 3f out, 12th of 14, 32l behind Vociferous (9-7) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Voodoo Rhythm (USA) 9-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, driven on wide outside over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 10, 19l behind Fire Ship (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Here Comes Jeanie 100-1 (8-12) Very slowly away, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Molamento (8-12) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
Samasana (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden on inside over 2f out, no progress, 8th of 12, 14l behind Trois Vallees (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.