An intriguing Novice Stakes that should go the way to the highest rated in the field SIGNS IN THE SAND. Godolphin's runner was third in a Group Three behind subsequent Group One winner Hooray last time which looks very strong form coming into this. Jeremy Noseda's Twist Of Silver looks the main threat on these terms with her run in the Albany Stakes looking the pick of her performances. Jerrazzi is open to loads of improvement and has been progressive in a couple of runs but Signs In The Sand looks the class act here.
Hammer Home (USA) 11-4fav (9-7) In touch on outside, pushed along halfway, pushed right entering final 2f, soon ridden and not on terms with leaders, 5th of 8, 9l behind Indian Ballad (9-6) at Bath 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Jerrazzi (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Always prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, no impression on winner when edged right well inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Morache Music (9-2) at Windsor 6f nov med aut stk (5) sft in Aug.
Signs In The Sand 7-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, under pressure 2f out, soon beaten, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Hooray (9-2) at Kempton 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) pol in Sep.
Owain (USA) 11-2 (8-11) Awkward and bumped on leaving the stalls, headway to mid-division after 2f, headway entering final 2f, chased winner 1f out, stayed on strongly towards finish, 2nd of 14, shd behind Jolah (8-8) at Brighton 6f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Jamaica Grande 80-1 (8-11) Soon towards rear, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 14l behind Restless Bay (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Trojan Touch (USA) 100-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, soon well behind, last of 9, well behind Man of God (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Twist Of Silver (USA) 25-1 (8-8) Mid-division, not clear run over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, finished well to take 2nd last strides, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Invincible Ridge (8-11) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Sep.