PIGEON PIE wasn't beaten far when fourth over course and distance last time and finishing three lengths clear of Omanome. He's preferred to stablemate Overstep, well beaten in three subsequent starts since winning his maiden over track and trip. Left Defender has bits of form that could see him figure but the less exposed pair Baltic Spirit and Elite Freedom may prove bigger threats handicapping for the first time today.
Left Defender (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leading trio, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, headway and switched left 2f out, driven and stayed on to 3rd well inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Floating Ballerino (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Omanome (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Bandolier (8-8) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Pigeon Pie 14-1 (9-4) With leader, challenged over 2f out, soon ridden, led entering final furlong, headed inside last 75 yards, no extra, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Bandolier (8-8) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Overstep (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon well beaten, last of 7, 18l behind Captain Midnight (8-8) at Beverley 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Donny Rover (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 8l behind Braidley (8-11) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd.
Two Shades Of Grey (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden halfway, kept on final furtlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 6l behind Meaning Of Life (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Baltic Spirit (IRE) 3-1 (8-4) Off the pace in last pair, pushed along halfway, effort on outside and driven over 1f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Rural Celebration (8-4) at Ripon 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Aug.
Elite Freedom (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 12l behind Simple Magic (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Aug.
Rockie Road (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Dovil's Duel (9-2) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.