In this the second division of the maiden that opened our card we have more form to go at and those lines point to giving the verdict to Godolphin's CON ARTIST, after an encouraging debut, that's in preference to Penangdouble O One and newcomer Raqeeb. The boys in blue have had a fantastic latter part of the season and with the pick having only found a couple of potentially useful sorts too good last time we are happy to give him the chance with that run likely to have set him straight. Penangdouble O One ran very green early on in his debut run but looked like a potential winner once the penny dropped. He is another who should be better for that experience and we already know this surface is no problem for him. Raqeeb may need this first outing but is related to Group Class winners so a big run isn't ruled out while Ostentation should be better than he's shown so is entitled to improve. This looks another decent maiden and Con Artist may have a sting in his tail.
Big Hands Lynch (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Very slowly away, soon pushed along in rear, behind final 3f, last of 11, 28l behind Treasure Town (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Con Artist (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, headway to be in touch after 2f, went 3rd halfway, ridden and outpaced by leading pair from final 3f, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Judiciary (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Fochabers Dr Fong gelding out of Celtic Cross.
Ostentation 12-1 (9-3) Hampered start, held up, headway 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 8th of 15, 12l behind No Explaining (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Penangdouble O One 11-2 (9-3) Soon pushed along and ran green in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, better for race, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Treasure Town (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Raqeeb (USA) Seeking The Gold colt out of Sayedah.
Septemberintherain 4-1 (9-3) Started slowly, soon well in rear, never a factor, 11th of 12, 12l behind Bikini Babe (8-12) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Whistleinthewind (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Behind, pushed along and still plenty to do over 3f out, headway on outside from 2f out, edged left and stayed on to take 2nd final 100 yards, not to reached winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Database (9-0) at Bath 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Aintgottaname 40-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, always behind, 12th of 14, 16l behind Highland Quaich (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Fatanah (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 7l behind Invincible Soul (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Jennerous Blue 100-1 (8-9) Always in rear, 11th of 13, 14l behind Dahaam (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct.
Vadition (IRE) 100-1 (7-7) Slowly into stride, behind, pushed along 3f out, plugged on final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Christopher Wren (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.