A competitive nursery although the likes of Morally Bankrupt, Adventure Seeker and Art Wave have been competing in lesser company. Something went awry with Fire Fighting at Doncaster last time when tailed off behind runner-up Extra Noble and the latter has strong claims while Zampa Manos can also be given a chance on his latest third at this track. TOP TUG will need to improve after winning his maiden over track and trip though that looks likely with his yard in such good form and Sir Michael Stoute's colt gets the vote.
Fire Fighting (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Keen led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 7, 41l behind Photography (8-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Extra Noble 5-2fav (8-11) Close up, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 7, shd behind Photography (8-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Zampa Manos (USA) 17-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 2f out, ridden and headed approaching 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Day Of Conquest (9-0) at Kempton 1m Conditions Stakes (2yo) (4) pol in Sep.
Top Tug (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Held up off the pace in mid-division, ridden well over 2f out, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, soon hung badly left, stayed on to lead and still green final 100 yards, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug beating Toast Of New York (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Morally Bankrupt 4-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Killing Time (9-0) by nk, 11 ran.
Adventure Seeker (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, headway to lead over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, clear 1f out, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep beating Laugharne (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Art Wave (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep beating Archibald Thorburn (9-5) by 1/2l, 9 ran.