After four highly respectable runs so far this looks to be a great opportunity for FITZ FLYER to break his maiden and he is taken to do so with Enderby Spirit and Ben's Dream among the dangers. The selection went close to winning in a couple of maidens before running fifth of 19 in the St Leger Yearling Stakes at Newmarket, form which is very good in context. Soft ground probably did not help him last time at Doncaster and back on a sound surface here he can come good. Enderby Spirit was not far away on debut at Thirsk, though perhaps the softer ground explains what was a disappointing second start when a beaten favourite at Catterick. Ben's Dream improved from first run to second and Andrew Balding's gelding should have the speed for this and can show even more now back on a sound surface. Boho Chic finished ahead of Ben's Dream last time out, though not by much, and she too should be happier on this surface so there shouldn't be much to choose between that pair. Perfect Class looks more than capable of upping the ante now tried on good ground for the first time, so he is not discounted.
Arachnophobia (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly away, behind, pushed along halfway, never nearer, 5th of 10, 12l behind Definightly (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc (6) sft in Sept.
Art Fund (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always behind, 7th of 8, 6l behind Especially Special (8-12) at Great Leighs 5f 2yo mdn (4) pol in Sept.
Ben's Dream (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed under 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 3l behind Ursula (8-12) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sept.
Celtic Rebel (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Keen mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 15l behind Desert Falls (9-3) at Great Leighs 6f 2yo mdn (4) pol in Sept.
Dynamo Dane (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Takrice.
Enderby Spirit (GR) 5-4fav (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Hartley (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sept.
Esprit de Midas 15-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 17, 8l behind Red Rosanna (8-12) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs in Sept.
Fitz Flyer (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-13) at Doncaster 6f 2yo stk (2) sft in Sept.
Master Lightfoot 7-2 (9-3) Soon led and set group pace, ridden over 1f out, no extra and headed near finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Fleeting Star (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc (6) pol in Aug.
Wicklewood 66-1 (9-3) Saddle slipped soon after start, slowly into stride, behind, eased after 2f and pulled up in race won by Desert Falls (9-3) at Great Leighs 6f 2yo mdn (4) pol in Sept, 11 ran.
Boho Chic 9-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden to lead briefly under 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Ursula (8-12) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sept.
Bulella 80-1 (8-9) Towards rear, never dangerous, last of 11, 30l behind Hartley (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sept.
Excitable (IRE) 33-1 (7-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 12th of 16, 9l behind Dustry (8-11) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) sft in Sept.
Perfect Class 15-2 (8-12) Raced far rail and well on terms, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Cumana Bay (8-12) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sept.