RITUAL is looking very progressive and should improve again to complete a hat-trick. A solid debut was followed but a nice victory in a maiden before the gelding scored on handicap debut. He should overcome his mark rise on his first start on Polytrack. Ivory Silk looked much improved when finding just one too good last time and can feature if building on that while Titus Gent is clearly on form and has a chance of following up on a course and distance success. Di Stefano wasn't held by much on his latest so has to enter calculations but Ritual is heading in the right direction.
Sioux Rising (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 8th of 16, 5l behind Gouray Girl (9-4) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Oct.
Ivory Silk 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Cardinal (9-2) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct.
Ritual (IRE) 8-13fav (9-7) Raced keenly tracking leaders, led 2f out, driven clear, ran on, won at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep beating Chinese Democracy (8-10) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Lujeanie 6-1 (9-5) Always behind, 11th of 13, 9l behind Sunrise Safari (8-8) at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) gf in Oct.
Yurituni 14-1 (8-13) Dwelt, towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Captain Royale (8-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Titus Gent 5-1 (9-1) Pressed leader, led 4f out, driven clear over 1f out, in no danger after, readily, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Dear Maurice (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Even Bolder 5-1 (8-13) Dwelt, soon close up on in side, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to slight lead over 1f out, ran on, caught post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Freddie's Girl (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Fivefold (USA) 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 19l behind Nazreef (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Di Stefano 11-2 (9-6) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Spinning Spirit (8-7) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Pilgrim Dancer (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Dwelt, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, chased leading pair inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Durham Express (9-1) at Newcastle 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Sep.
Micky P 5-2fav (9-0) Slightly awkward start, towards rear, ridden and edged left 2f out, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 8l behind Starwatch (8-13) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.