Fair Flutter has won over a mile at Beverley so this longer trip should be within his range. There was nothing wrong with his latest second at Ripon but the step up in distance should also suit HAAYIL, who got outpaced over a mile at Kempton last time having led inside the final furlong. He gets the nod, though The Wallace Line was third over this trip on the Polytrack last month. Ultimate Warrior and Blue Talisman are fast becoming disappointments.
Ultimate Warrior (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, outpaced 3f out, ridden and behind final 2f, 7th of 8, 25l behind Top Dollar (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Haayil 11-4fav (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Morally Bankrupt (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Fair Flutter (IRE) 9-2 (8-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Greed Is Good (9-4) at Ripon 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
The Wallace Line (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Jelly Fish (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Scottish Academy 16-1 (8-8) Raced wide held up, headway to track leaders over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Eddiemaurice (8-11) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Blue Talisman (IRE) 5-1fav (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Hatti (9-3) at Redcar 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Strassman 25-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Morally Bankrupt (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Aspenbreeze 33-1 (8-0) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 11l behind Jelly Fish (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.