War Spirit had a couple of subsequent winners ahead of him when fifth at Newmarket in August and should be thereabouts. ZERFAAL made his racecourse debut at Newbury in the same month, running green before finishing sixth. A brother to 2000 Guineas hero Makfi, John Gosden's charge may well come good in this. Crystal Lake is another to consider on his second at Wolverhampton while Knockroon may improve for the step up in distance. More Beau makes his debut and any strong support could prove significant.
Lawmans Thunder 9-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 12, 13l behind Satwa Story (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Company Secretary (USA) 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 13, 21l behind Hulcolt (8-8) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Crystal Lake (IRE) 11-8 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Art Obsession (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Knockroon 25-1 (9-0) Held up in last trio, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 11l behind Piping Rock (9-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul.
More Beau (USA) More Than Ready colt out of Frontier Beauty.
War Spirit 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort when hung left under pressure inside final furlong, faded closing stages, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Ghazi (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Zerfaal 2-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Barley Mow (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Sweet Cherry (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, headway on outsid eover 1f out, pushed along and stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 7, 5l behind Lady Crossmar (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.