Silent Movie made a winning start at Wolverhampton but will do well to get the better of stablemate COMMISSIONED. The latter spreadeagled the field at Catterick last time beating a subsequent winner 11 lengths and is the one to beat on that evidence. Deficit has gone close the last twice but has been raised 10lb for his efforts while Slip of The Tongue's winning run came to an end off today's mark at Southwell in August. A regular at Chester, Gabrial The Master failed to stay 2m2f at York on Saturday while both Aramist and Allnecessaryforce take a big step up in class.
Commissioned (IRE) 10-11fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, went 3rd over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, soon led, clear over 1f out, eased run-in, won at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug beating Omnipresent (9-2) by 11l, 10 ran.
Silent Movie (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) In touch, headway to press leader 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol beating Caterina De Medici (9-7) by nk, 6 ran.
Deficit (IRE) 17-2 (8-5) Led, joined 3f out, headed soon after, chased winner, no impression when edged right under pressure over 1f out, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Big Thunder (9-5) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Gabrial The Master (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, lost place well over 2f out, 14th of 17, 16l behind Be Perfect (9-9) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Slip of The Tongue 3-1 (9-2) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Cosimo De Medici (9-11) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Allnecessaryforce (FR) 6-1 (9-5) Took keen hold early, held up disputing close 3rd, driven and went 3rd over 3f out, stayed on to 2nd over 1f out, no chance with eased down winner, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Esteaming (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Aramist (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) In touch in rear, headway 4f out, ridden 3f out, driven to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep beating Inherited (8-10) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.