DESERT SKIES caught the eye staying on for third at Nottingham on her debut. The Godolphin filly won't need to improve much on that to open her account in this. Discussiontofollow showed some progress when dropped back to 6f at Catterick last time though Enfijaar may improve past him with a debut third at Ffos Las under her belt. Tarquin looks best of the remainder having returned from a couple of years off the track with a fifth at Newcastle and Triple Chocolate makes most appeal of the newcomers.
Pastoral Dancer 66-1 (9-9) Held up, ridden 2f out, soon well beaten, 8th of 11, 16l behind Havelovewilltravel (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Tarquin (IRE) 10-3 (9-1) Steadied start, took keen hold, chased leaders in centre, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Intrinsic (9-5) at Newcastle 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Clear Loch 16-1 (9-6) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 19l behind Little Indian (8-6) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Discussiontofollow (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Sky Garden (9-0) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Stanlow 100-1 (9-5) Mid-division on inside, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 20l behind Sensiz (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Triple Chocolate Danehill Dancer gelding out of Enticing.
She Wont Tell Doyen filly out of Who Goes There.
Desert Skies (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Sensiz (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Enfijaar (IRE) 7-4 (9-0) In rear and in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened and eased in 3rd when beaten last 75 yards, 3rd of 4, 4l behind The Dark Wizard (9-5) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.