Having made a winning start at Nottingham, Stagemanship then threw in a bad one at Newmarket on his handicap debut. It's too soon to write him off but JELLY FISH makes more appeal. The latter opened his account with a victory at Beverley, where Power Up was well beaten, and normal progress should see him take care of today's rivals. Kaizen Factor and Ultimate Warrior go handicapping for the first time after posting better efforts on their latest outings while M'Lady Ermyn and Jazzy Lady both made the frame in less competitive handicaps last time.
Stagemanship (USA) 5-2 (9-7) Keen tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 10l behind Chief Barker (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Jelly Fish 2-1 (9-5) Always handy, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Beverley 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug beating Nakeeta (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Ultimate Warrior (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt raced wide in touch, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 4l behind Peacemaker (8-6) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Kaizen Factor 33-1 (8-13) With leader, chased new leader 3f out until ridden over 2f out, chased leaders, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Top Dollar (8-9) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gs.
Power Up 6-4fav (9-0) Led, headed over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 19l behind Jelly Fish (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
The Wallace Line (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leader under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, eased final furlong, modest 3rd, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Faintly (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Jul.
Mawzoona 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Relation Alexander (9-4) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Kitty Brown (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in rear, kept on from over 1f out, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 14l behind Jazri (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
M'lady Ermyn 40-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Morally Bankrupt (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Aspenbreeze 8-1 (8-12) Raced wide in rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 9, 11l behind Madame Mirasol (8-11) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Aug.
Jazzy Lady (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Rising Dawn (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.