Nakeeta ran a shocker at this track last time having gone close at Beverley before that. Stosur may improve past the former after finishing third in soft ground at Lingfield on her debut but One Picture, Classical Art and Collaboration have shown little so far. Jockey bookings suggest the latter is first choice of Andrew Balding's runners, but a chance is taken on SPECTATOR anyway, as he's a brother to the very smart Side Glance and may well be good enough on his racecourse debut. Bishop Wulstan is another newcomer to note.
Armourer (IRE) Azamour colt out of Engraving.
Bishop Wulstan (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Laurentine.
Classical Art (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, green in rear, never on terms, 9th of 13, 16l behind Wickhambrook (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Collaboration 20-1 (9-5) Disputed lead until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 18l behind True Story (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Confucius Legend (IRE) Oratorio gelding out of Midnight Partner.
Earl's Bridge 33-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, behind when ran wide on bend halfway, never a factor, badly tailed off, last of 10, well behind Aristocracy (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Sep.
Nakeeta 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd and keen, went 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 15l behind Peak Royale (9-5) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
One Picture 25-1 (9-5) Went left and slowly into stride, always behind, last of 12, 23l behind Magnus Maximus (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Spectator Passing Glance colt out of Averami.
Stosur (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Dwelt, held up in rear, switched left before halfway, effort over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Our Duchess (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) sft in Sep.
Wildling 100-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, lost place well over 2f out, eased, last of 9, well behind Miner's Lamp (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.