Crafty Wonder and Scepticism showed little on their respective debuts but Gabrial The Master is a half-brother to a winner in Italy and worth noting on his introduction. Bix has a shout if forgiven his latest below par effort though his best run came on the Fibresand and DAAREE makes most appeal. He'll have come on for last month's modest debut over 6f at Newmarket and the Godolphin colt is taken to open his account over today's longer trip.
Bix (IRE) 9-2fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, pulled hard and soon chased leaders on outside, went 2nd halfway until 3f out and wide on home turn, hung right and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 12l behind Quintilian (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Crafty Wonder (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Very slowly away and went right start, in rear and detached, badly outpaced, last of 11, 35l behind Verdane (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Daaree (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Prominent, under pressure 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 8l behind Chief Inspector (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Gabrial The Master (IRE) Strategic Prince gelding out of Kualke.
Scepticism (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, weakened halfway, last of 14, 24l behind Bapak Sayang (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.