Kerchak ran better when a close third behind Side Glance in a Newmarket maiden last month and he has to be respected following that effort but the William Jarvis-trained colt may have to settle for a place at best again behind SAN JEMENIANO, who gets the verdict with Progress rated the pick of the remainder. The selection looks the pick of Peter Chapple-Hyam's two runners ahead of En Fuego, although Alan Munro rides the latter, but decent placed efforts in maidens at Newmarket and Wolverhampton make the son of Bertolini the one to beat. Marcus Tregoning has his string in good form but his runner, Maashooq, would need to improve markedly on the form shown first time up at Kempton to trouble the judge. A market move for the newcomer, House Point, would be of interest but more solid claims may be held by another making their first start in public, Progress. Jeremy Noseda's daughter of Green Desert is well bred and represents a yard that does well with their two-year-olds first time out. San Jemeniano is the clear form pick of the runners though and he looks worth one more chance.
Chorus Boy 28-1 (9-3) Dwelt, went right start, reminders soon after, outpaced and always in rear, 7th of 8, 30l behind Katehari (8-12) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
En Fuego Firebreak colt out of Yanomami.
Finch Flyer (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Soon in mid-division on inner, driven along halfway, soon lost place, last of 13, 24l behind Verdant (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Inler (IRE) Red Ransom colt out of Wedding Gift.
Kerchak (USA) 28-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Side Glance (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Sep.
Maashooq 25-1 (9-3) Bustled along leaving stalls, soon towards rear, stayed there, 9th of 11, 8l behind Brick Red (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Aug.
San Jemeniano (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) In touch, hampered and lost place after 2f, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Never The Waiter (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Taeping (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Regency Art (9-3) at Warwick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Chaussini 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden when switched right well inside final furlong, ran on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Dylanesque (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo stks (4) gf in Sep.
House Point Pivotal filly out of Lighthouse.
Progress (IRE) Green Desert filly out of Mille.