Serena Grae is preferred to Souville on her recent fifth over track and trip but PEARL SPECTRE makes most appeal. The latter has been placed in both starts and his latest third at Sandown is working out well. Almargo and Hostile Fire are likely to improve but one of the newcomers could prove a bigger danger. Attenzione and Maghaanem are worth a second glance in the betting but the 310,000gns colt Cannock Chase will probably attract more attention as he's a half-brother to Group 2 winner Pisco Sour.
Almargo (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) In touch in 5th, pushed along and unable to quicken in 4th over 2f out, no impression final furlong, no extra in 5th close home, 5th of 10, 6l behind Our Generation (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Attenzione (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Fig Tree Drive.
Cannock Chase (USA) Lemon Drop Kid colt out of Lynnwood Chase.
Dover The Moon (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, lost place over 6f out, ridden and no headway final 2f, 11th of 12, 7l behind Adventure Seeker (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Ghosting (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Exclusive Approval.
Hostile Fire (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Chased leader until 3f out, chased leaders until hung left and outpaced from 2f out, 6th of 12, 6l behind Extremity (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Maghaanem (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Shishangaan.
Pearl Spectre (USA) 4-6fav (9-5) Set steady pace until quickened up halfway, strongly challenged from over 2f out, headed over 1f out, edged left closing stages, no extra, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Sea The Skies (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Scrutiny Aqlaam gelding out of Aunty Mary.
Sea Defence (USA) Mizzen Mast colt out of Palisade.
Three Cliffs Exceed And Excel colt out of Gower Song.
Serena Grae 16-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, led, headed well over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Spiritual Flame (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Souville 7-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 8, 6l behind Al Thakhira (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo stks (5) sft in Sep.
Sweetheart Abbey 40-1 (9-0) Always towards rear and never a factor, 7th of 9, 11l behind Spark Plug (9-5) at Bath 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.