Godolphin has won this maiden twice in the last five years so Last Fighter is sure to be popular following his debut second at Folkestone, though that looked an ordinary contest and we much prefer STARFIELD. John Gosden's gelding refused to settle on his debut over 1m2f at Doncaster in August but still had every chance at the furlong pole and is unlikely but bothered by the drop in distance. Qanan just failed to overhaul All Time in a Polytrack maiden last time and should be thereabouts again but Viewpoint is starting to look exposed and Be My Rock may do better when tackling handicaps. The market will provide the best guide to the chances of newcomers Bishop's Castle and Villoresi and Beaumont Cooper needs to improve again on his second at Warwick to figure.
Balcary Bay 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 19l behind Dynamic Duo (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Beaumont Cooper 40-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 5f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Morning Call (9-3) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Bishop's Castle (USA) Distorted Humor colt out of Miss Caerleona.
Black Minstrel (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, effort 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 14, 14l behind Net Whizz (9-3) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Bondi Beach Boy 40-1 (8-10) Dwelt, always towards rear, 9th of 12, 22l behind Self Employed (9-7) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Last Fighter (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort on outside over 1f out, soon hung right under pressure, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Strada Facendo (9-2) at Folkestone 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Mecox Meadow (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly away, never travelled in last pair, ridden 6f out, well behind over 3f out, tailed off, last of 7, 34l behind Uriah Heep (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Qanan Evensfav (9-3) Dwelt held up, pushed along over 2f out, headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind All Time (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Starfield 20-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, rapid headway on outside over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra when well held final 110 yards, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Blazing Speed (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Viewpoint (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 12l behind John Biscuit (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Villoresi (IRE) Clodovil gelding out of Villafranca.
Another Squeeze 11-4fav (9-0) Held up, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, never in contention, 7th of 11, 12l behind Morning Call (9-3) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Asia Minor (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 11l behind Bassara (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Be My Rock 15-8 (8-7) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Gold Show (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m mdn stks (4) sft in Aug.
Desert Berry 40-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 9l behind All Time (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
La Giaconda 25-1 (8-7) Dwelt, behind, struggling halfway, moderate headway over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 22l behind Gifted Dancer (9-0) at Chepstow 7f mdn fll stks (5) gd in Sep.
Ligurian Sea 4-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 7l behind Salford Art (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf in Aug '11.