This does not look to be the strongest of auction maiden races and looks to be between TASFEYA and Candys Girl, with preference for the former of the pair. Mark Johnston's colt gave every indication that he would improve for being stepped up in trip when making his debut at Newcastle last month and that showed to be the case when narrowly beaten over seven furlongs at Wolverhampton subsequently; he can gain a deserved success today. Piccoluck is becoming exposed and of more interest may be Sir Mark Prescott's Snow Ridge, who looks to be going the right way. The main threat to the selection though looks to be Michael Bell's Candys Girl, who has run well in all three outings so far in earning a rating of 77, but she is not certain to appreciate the step up from six furlongs and may have to settle for second best behind Tasfeya.
Benidorm 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, not much room and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 14l behind Sagramor (8-9) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Crowned Supreme (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden and no extra from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Declan's Warrior (9-3) at Cork 5f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Dikanta Diktat colt out of Frascati.
Fearless Poet (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 15, 19l behind Male Model (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Generale (IRE) 150-1 (8-11) Dwelt, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 18l behind Takeaway (9-9) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo clm stks (5) pol in Sep.
Icy Blue 9-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway from 2f out, hung right and kept on final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Conducting (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Piccoluck 10-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind One Cool Bex (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Red Snapper (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, never dangerous, last of 8, 18l behind Kinlochrannoch (8-7) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Sep.
Sandy Lonnen 8-1 (9-3) Led, raced keenly, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Ingleby Exceed (8-12) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Jul.
Snow Ridge 20-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, soon ridden, chased winner 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Opera Dancer (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Tasfeya 7-4fav (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Gentleman Is Back (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Sep.
Candys Girl 11-8 (9-0) Held up in touch in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Night Carnation (9-0) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Sep.
Sangar 15-2 (8-9) Hampered start, towards rear and soon pushed along, some headway from over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 5l behind Lady Gar Gar (8-12) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs.