Titled Gent scored on his handicap debut over C&D and looks sure to make another bold bid despite an 8lb rise. AGERZAM also won over track and trip earlier this month and he's just preferred on his handicap bow as the runner-up Ferjaan has subsequently boosted the form with a win. Excel Yourself and Black Monk are both winners but look high enough in the weights now compared to The Art Of Racing, who won a maiden at York over 5f last month and has to come into the reckoning on that form.
Titled Gent 5-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led 2f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug beating Tommy's Secret (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Jollification (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Always towards rear and never on terms, 13th of 16, 11l behind Professor (9-7) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Agerzam 13-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, led on inside 2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol beating Ferjaan (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Excel Yourself (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Led over 4f out, ridden 2f out, edged right final furlong, driven and all out, won at Leicester 6f Fillies Handicap (0-95) (2yo) (3) gf in Sep beating Jamesbo's Girl (9-7) by hd, 6 ran.
Black Monk (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Raced centre overall leader and soon clear, ridden and hung right to stand side entering final 2f, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Darkening (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
The Art Of Racing (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) In touch in rear, smooth headway on outer to track leader 2f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Sep beating Heaven's Guest (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Uncomplicated 25-1 (9-4) Outpaced, 10th of 12, 8l behind March (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Cappadocia (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Grilletto (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.