Only four runners in this but it's still a tricky puzzle to solve. Linguine is more exposed than his rivals but comes out best on official ratings and hasn't been disgraced since winning at Beverley in July. Esteaming stepped up on his initial effort when only beaten half-a-length over this trip at Bath while Arthurs Secret is already a winner on soft ground, though probably needs to improve on his last two runs to get back to winning ways. ENNISTOWN appeared to have plenty in hand when getting off the mark over 1m at Haydock. This longer trip should be right up his street and he's taken to follow up.
Ennistown 11-8fav (8-9) Soon chasing leaders, led over 1f out, ridden clear, ran on well, won at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep beating Khelac (9-0) by 4l, 6 ran.
Linguine (FR) 5-1 (9-0) Dwelt, raced keenly and led after 100 yards, hung right on downhill run halfway, ridden and headed over 2f out, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, rallied to press for well held 2nd towards finish, last of 3, 1 3/4l behind Gabrial's Kaka (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2yo stks (3) gd in Sep.
Arthurs Secret 3-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 1f, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon outpaced, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Beedee (8-13) at Kempton 7f 2yo nov auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Esteaming 4-1 (9-3) Held up in 7th, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, switched left inside final 2f, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Rundell (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gd.