POOL HOUSE has shown enough to suggest an ordinary maiden race should come his way. He found one too good when attempting to make all over 6f at Kempton last month and this shorter trip will suit. Monsieur Lavene had finished ahead of Excedo Praecedo before a poor effort at Kempton. He was well beaten along with Rochester when Shaft Of Light finished seventh and the latter should confirm running. Pushkin Museum is another with plenty of early pace and can figure dropping back in distance.
Excedo Praecedo 50-1 (9-5) Prominent, took keen hold, led after 1f, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Merletta (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Little Big Man 11-2 (9-4) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden entering final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Gower Princess (9-6) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Monsieur Lavene (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, faded inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 10l behind Terhaab (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Pool House 9-4fav (9-5) Led, travelling well 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Our Generation (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Pushkin Museum (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed just over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Magnus Maximus (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Rochester 9-4 (9-5) Dwelt, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, last of 11, 23l behind Terhaab (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Royal Brave (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) With leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 4th of 6, 11l behind Charles Molson (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Shaft of Light 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Terhaab (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Stan Nineteen (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 13l behind Night Of Thunder (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Ma Bella Paola (FR) Naaqoos filly out of Dilag.