Stamina is unlikely to be a problem for TOPAMICHI, who ploughed through the Carlisle mud to land a gamble three weeks ago. His dam, Topatori, stayed well and this should be within his range off a mark of 67. Woody Bay is knocking on the door but has to give 6lb to the selection and Newmarket winner Magic Channel, though the latter was a little disappointing when only second at Kempton last time. The longer trip could bring about some improvement in Forced Family Fun but East Texas Red isn't really progressing and Attansky already seems to have two ways of running. Persian Wave may not stay and Warrant Officer only won a seller at Yarmouth but they may still be the pick of the remainder.
Woody Bay 5-1 (9-3) Led to 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Master Ming (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug.
Magic Channel (USA) 9-2fav (8-13) Soon outpaced towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, never any chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Quintilian (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Topamichi 4-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on outer, going well over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep beating Tobacco (9-3) by 2l, 9 ran.
Forced Family Fun 8-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 24l behind Firstkissoflove (8-5) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
East Texas Red (IRE) 7-4fav (9-6) Close up, effort 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Aseela (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Warrant Officer 20-1 (9-7) Led until over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 16, 6l behind Knight's Parade (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Attansky (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Greeleys Love (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Persian Wave 14-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, soon pushed along, driven over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 11, 6l behind Aeronwyn Bryn (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
French Revolution 150-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Topamichi (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
Vinifera (USA) 22-1 (9-0) Always in rear, last of 10, 26l behind El Manati (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Aug.
Garmelow Girl 9-1 (8-10) Behind, outpaced over 3f out, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 7l behind Whitford (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Flying Tempo 150-1 (9-3) Behind, struggling over 2f out, soon beaten, 12th of 14, 30l behind Banovallum (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Hi Candy (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Always in rear, came stands' side over 2f out, last of 8, 22l behind Strange Magic (8-12) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Jul.