DEVILMENT's defeat at the hands of Ghaawy at Chepstow last month looks better in hindsight as the latter has gone on to win a handicap. The Godolphin charge is just preferred to Anipa, runner-up over 7f last time and likely to prove suited by this longer trip. Storm Force Ten ran well over a mile here when finishing ahead of Lightning Shower and makes more appeal than both Al Khawaneej Star and Black Label as he should also improve for this greater test of stamina.
Al Khawaneej Star (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Solidarity (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Black Label 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ran on final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Elysian Prince (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Devilment 5-2 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed and stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Ghaawy (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Lightning Shower (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 6l behind Adventure Seeker (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Lingfield Lupus (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, weakened before halfway, 8th of 10, 26l behind Never To Be (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Storm Force Ten 6-1 (9-5) Always handy, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Adventure Seeker (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Wedgwood (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride and awkward leaving stalls, ran green towards rear, struggling over 3f out, well behind final 2f, tailed off, last of 9, 38l behind Spark Plug (9-5) at Bath 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Anipa 10-3 (9-0) Dwelt, pushed along in rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Dance Bid (9-0) at Beverley 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Aug.