Evening Attire made a winning debut in a maiden auction event at Doncaster and should be in the firing-line once again, but HORS DE COMBAT is just preferred as it may have been a slightly better race he won on his introduction at Newmarket. James Fanshawe's colt won a shade cosily despite having to be switched on the run-in and makes more appeal than the newcomers, Passover and Pretend. The latter pair are both related to winners and worth noting for the future.
Dandana (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, driven 2f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 12, 10l behind Golden Town (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gs in Aug.
Evening Attire 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, led final 75 yards, kept on, won at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug beating Roseburg (9-2) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Hors De Combat 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, switched right and headway inside final 2f, led 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug beating Rosehill Artist (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Kingsway Lad (IRE) New Approach colt out of Obsessive.
Passover Passing Glance colt out of Floriana.
Pretend (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Fafinta.