SPUNKY improved for the step up in trip when second over C&D last month with Always A Sinner well behind. It wasn't unexpected as he was sent off favourite and Luca Cumani's colt should go one better here. Anginola also went close on her handicap debut over 7f here and has claims, while Orwellian has raced exclusively at Leicester so far but has shown enough to suggest he can figure. Behlul has been placed in all three starts in maidens, two of those on Fibresand, and Methaen is another handicap debutant worth noting.
Orwellian 5-1 (9-0) With leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, one pace and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Wyndham Wave (8-10) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Behlul (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd soon after, one pace and no chance with leading duo over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Ventura Spirit (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Siouxperhero (IRE) 28-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Fiction Or Fact (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ironically (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, wide on bend over 7f out, ridden halfway, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 12, 6l behind Swing Alone (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Alborz (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, driven halfway, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 12l behind Rusty Rocket (8-9) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Methaen (USA) 80-1 (9-3) Always behind, 9th of 13, 11l behind Farraaj (9-3) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Always A Sinner (USA) 6-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, behind, never on terms, 9th of 13, 6l behind Shannon Spree (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Percythepinto (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 11l behind Son Du Silence (8-9) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Jun.
Valiant Runner 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, headway under pressure on inside over 1f out, stayed on to well held 4th towards finish, 4th of 13, 8l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Anginola (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Led, headed over 5f out, pressed leader, led again over 2f out, strongly pressed from over 1f out, headed last strides, 2nd of 11, ns behind Inniscastle Boy (9-2) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Spunky 5-2fav (9-2) Mid-division, lost place and towards rear 5f out, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Shannon Spree (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Northern Territory (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Keen in rear, never on terms, 6th of 9, 8l behind Stateos (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.
Vergrigio (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 14l behind Long Lost Love (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul.
Big Time Charlie (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden and lost place over 3f out, well held from over 2f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Three Am Tour (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.