Point Made, Biba Diva and Royal Reyah arrive on the back of maiden victories and step up a furlong for their handicap debuts. The Blue Banana went close in a better nursery than this at Doncaster last month and looks to have solid claims, but POETIC LORD is just preferred. He didn't let his supporters down when well backed on his handicap debut at Lingfield and Richard Hughes takes over from Dane O'Neill, with the latter now riding stablemate Dixie's Dream. The former can follow-up despite racing off a higher mark today.
The Blue Banana (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, hung badly left and led over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Ghostwriting (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Point Made (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on to last 75 yards, won at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep beating Jay Bee Blue (9-3) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Poetic Lord 7-2fav (9-4) Chased leader, driven to challenge entering final furlong, stayed on to lead closing stages, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gs in Sep beating Long Lost Love (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Dixie's Dream (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Dwelt, headway halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon headed, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Dansili Dutch (8-4) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Aug.
Biba Diva (IRE) 5-2 (8-12) In touch, ridden 2f out, soon switched right, headway under stand side rail approaching final furlong, led well inside final furlong, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Idler (9-3) by 1l, 9 ran.
Philipstown 15-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression on leading duo inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Venetian View (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Lovage 3-1fav (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, unable to trouble leaders, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Appointee (9-0) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gs in Sep.
Royal Reyah 7-2 (8-9) Slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, switched right inside final 2f, headway and challenging when bumped entering final furlong, strong run to lead towards finish, won at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug beating Night Angel (8-10) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Dine Out 5-1 (9-4) Always behind, pushed along and struggling before halfway, 9th of 10, 18l behind Chandigarh (9-6) at Folkestone 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Sea Poet 50-1 (8-6) Chased leaders over 3f, 9th of 10, 12l behind Billyrayvalentine (9-11) at Folkestone 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.