Mar Mar has gone close on a couple of occasions but Godolphin stablemate CAT O'MOUNTAIN won his maiden over C&D in August with a bit in hand. He's taken to show further progress and get the better of last month's Beverley winner Magical Rose. Mushaakis won his handicap debut over 7f at this track but is upped in grade today while Aussie Reigns has struggled since scoring at Goodwood earlier. Back In The Frame and Arctic Admiral have some improving to do if they're to figure.
Mar Mar (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on in closing stages, always held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Zurigha (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Cat O'Mountain (USA) 2-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, headway over 6f out and soon pressing leader, led and edged right over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug beating Swing Easy (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Magical Rose (IRE) 15-8fav (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Sep beating Funding Deficit (8-9) by hd, 12 ran.
Aussie Reigns (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Raced centre, chased winner in group until 2f out, soon ridden, outpaced over 1f out, kept on again inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 15, 6l behind Red Avenger (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Back In The Frame 20-1 (8-10) Raced wide close up, ridden and lost place over 2f out, last of 14, 20l behind Delores Rocket (8-8) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Arctic Admiral (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Close up, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 21l behind Santo Prince (9-7) at Brighton 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Mushaakis (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Mid-division on outside, ridden and headway when edged right over 1f out, ran on to lead close home, won at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep beating Poetic Princess (9-2) by 1/2l, 13 ran.