Repeater stayed on strongly to land a nursery over this trip at Ripon last month but Sir Mark Prescott's colt lacks the scope of ROUGEMONT. The latter was fancied for a Listed race at Newbury on his second start but failed to run up to the form of his earlier win in a Newmarket maiden. This stiff track and longer trip should play more to his strengths, however, and he is worth another chance. Tidal Way finally got off the mark in a soft-ground maiden at Thirsk last time but has a bit to find with Repeater on their run together at Epsom in July.
Repeater 9-4fav (9-7) Held up mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, not much room and squeezed through between horses to challenge inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final stride (hand timed), won at Ripon 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep beating Spirit Of The Law (8-8) by hd, 11 ran.
Rougemont (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Chased leading pair, ridden and weakened 2f out, 5th of 7, 13l behind Fencing (9-0) at Newbury 7f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Aug.
Tidal Way (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on stayed on strongly, won at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug beating Trail Blaze (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.