The penny dropped with Porthos Du Vallon last time as he produced his best effort so far with a second over 7f here. Art Obsession is less exposed and finished a promising second at Ayr on his debut in soft ground. The latter should figure if as effective on this faster surface but the vote goes to MINDBLOWING. Kevin Ryan's charge showed a big improvement when a close-up third at Redcar last week and can open his account in this. Stablemates Insaany and Mariners Moon have some catching up to do to figure as does Layla's Red Devil.
Art Obsession (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, always held by winner, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Lincoln (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Insaany 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along and outpaced, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 13, 26l behind Lincoln (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Mariners Moon (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) In touch, led after 2f, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 8l behind What About Carlo (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Mindblowing 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, driven before halfway, headway over 2f out, chasing leaders when hung right under pressure over 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Erroneous (9-5) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Porthos Du Vallon 16-1 (9-5) Led after 1f, headed over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Neuf Des Coeurs (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Ice Mayden 22-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, pushed along 3f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 6th of 12, 14l behind Stormardal (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Layla's Red Devil (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, headway under pressure on inside over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Dynaglow (9-0) at Chester 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Sep.
Mambo Rhythm 18-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along over 6f out, ridden 4f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 27l behind Dullingham (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f 2yo mdn (4) gd.