Black Shadow, Nigel's Destiny and Tree Of Grace are worth noting on their debuts along with Zee Zeely, whose dam is a half-sister to the high-class Izzi Top. But it should pay to stick with experience and IRISH TEARS gets the nod on the back of a much improved effort at Sandown. The latter is just preferred to recent Redcar third Syros while Hands Up can be excused a poor run in heavy going at Salisbury last time as he'd shown promise on his debut. Master Of Alkmaar and My Target look likely to finish closer as they both step up in trip.
Berkeley Vale 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, ridden over 3f out, hung right from over 1f out, 11th of 15, 15l behind Fracking (9-5) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Black Shadow New Approach colt out of Shadow Dancing.
Hands Up (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 16l behind Snow Sky (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) hvy.
Irish Tears 16-1 (9-5) Took keen hold early tracking leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, took 3rd close home, not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Ensuring (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Manor Way (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, lost place 2f out, 9th of 13, 12l behind Field Of Fame (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) hvy.
Master of Alkmaar 33-1 (9-2) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 10, 6l behind Zampa Manos (9-2) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Mind 25-1 (9-5) Rearing as stalls opened and slowly away, took keen hold towards rear of mid-division, pushed along and no real progress final 2f, 10th of 13, 12l behind Ensuring (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
My Target (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 11, 14l behind Torchlighter (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Nigel's Destiny (USA) Giant's Causeway colt out of Ticket To Seattle.
Salmon Sushi 66-1 (9-5) Slowly away, behind, shaken up when good headway over 1f out, never near to challenge, 9th of 15, 9l behind Mitraad (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Syros (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, challenged 3f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Approach The West (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Third Strike Tertullian colt out of Shaabra.
Tree Of Grace (FR) Gold Away colt out of Three Times.
Zee Zeely Champs Elysees colt out of Zee Zee Gee.