Having shown some earlier promise, both Bognor and MOCACHA went backwards last time. But soft ground at Ayr looked a legitimate excuse for the latter's below par effort and he gets another chance with Richard Hughes taking over the reins. Baars Causeway is the most exposed but went very close on the Polytrack in August and should figure. Sweet P has shown little progress in three starts now and will need a bit more to get involved while Mr Wickfield is preferred to stablemate Charlies Mate and could prove best of the newcomers.
Mocacha (IRE) 17-2 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 12l behind Red Stargazer (8-11) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Sep.
Bognor (USA) 8-1 (8-13) Went right start, took keen hold in touch, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 16, 11l behind Shifting Power (9-1) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Mr Wickfield Champs Elysees colt out of First Approval.
Seven Lucky Seven 33-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 8th of 12, 14l behind Night Of Thunder (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Charlies Mate Myboycharlie colt out of Retainage.
Sweet P 5-2 (8-7) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders, one pace when slightly hampered over 1f out, stayed on from over 1f out, went 2nd final 50 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Manipulation (8-11) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Baars Causeway (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Keen prominent, pressed leader over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Focusofourthoughts (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Divine Bay 33-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 12, 10l behind Tides Reach (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Lady Knight (IRE) Champs Elysees filly out of Knight's Place.