This looks wide-open but TEMPLATE finished behind a subsequent winner when third here last time and gets the nod on that basis. Crystal Lake steps up a furlong after a decent effort at this track and Ninety Minutes wasn't beaten far at Salisbury on his latest start. Both have claims on that evidence while Nirva is related to three winners and is worth noting along with fellow newcomers Synonym and Desert Society.
Crystal Lake (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, switched right and headway 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mystique Rider (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Desert Society (IRE) Kheleyf colt out of Sensasse.
Don Ottavio 14-1 (9-5) In rear and outpaced, tailed off over 2f out, last of 9, 43l behind Art Wave (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Goleador (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 10l behind Top Tug (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Ninety Minutes (IRE) 10-3fav (8-11) Held up in mid-division, headway under pressure 2f out, driven in 3rd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2l behind Bright Cecily (8-11) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Pacific Trip 25-1 (9-5) Started very slowly and went right start, outpaced, tailed off, last of 10, 32l behind Greeb (9-5) at Warwick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Passover 25-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon tracking winner, pushed along and lost 2nd over 2f out, soon outpaced, 3rd of 4, 11l behind Evening Attire (8-12) at Kempton 7f Conditions Stakes (2yo) (4) pol.
Red Cossack (CAN) 14-1 (8-13) Raced wide keen prominent, ridden and every chance when edged right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Peacemaker (8-6) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Silvercombe 40-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 25l behind New Bidder (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Space Walker (IRE) Astronomer Royal colt out of Hot Property.
Template (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Sweating, took keen hold tracking leaders on outside, reminder approaching halfway, ridden 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Top Tug (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Nirva (IRE) Verglas filly out of Nirvana.
Shirley Vanessa (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Hipz (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo stks (5) sft.
Synonym (ITY) Haatef filly out of Shatarah.