PRODUCER was a very tidy winner over C&D last month. That form was nothing out of the ordinary and he's gone up 10lb since but Richard Hannon's colt is still clearly heading in the right direction and can complete his hat-trick. Hannon also saddles Tidy Affair, another recent C&D winner, but he's more exposed while a penalty may be too much to overcome for Pitt Rivers. Pride And Joy wasn't disgraced in a hot nursery over a mile at Doncaster last time, however, while Maroosh wasn't beaten far on a return visit to Newmarket last month and also warrants respect.
Pride And Joy (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up, took keen hold, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, not much room entering final furlong, no extra, 6th of 10, 5l behind Anjaz (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (2) gf.
Producer 4-5fav (9-4) Took keen hold early, tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon in command, pushed out, comfortable, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating Always Ends Well (8-5) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Tidy Affair (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Always prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, driven out, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs beating Presburg (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Maroosh 13-2 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Amazing Storm (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Pitt Rivers 13-2 (9-3) Reared start, dwelt, behind, outpaced and pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong, held on well (hand timed), won at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Wish Again (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Whinging Willie (IRE) 10-3fav (9-7) Soon pushed along and keen, chased leaders on inside, ridden and stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Costa Del Fortune (9-2) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gd in Aug.
Golden Valley 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leader until ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 34l behind Discourse (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Esprit Danseur 14-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders in 5th, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Punita (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Always Eager 50-1 (9-3) Went right start, led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 23l behind Ortac Rock (9-3) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Tigers Tale (IRE) 7-1 (7-13) Took keen hold raced wide, held up, effort when not clear run over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, driven and edged right, stayed on near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Freddy Q (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.