AUDACIOUS ran with great credit in as strong a back-end maiden as you're likely to find last time and can make the most of this relative drop in grade. Sir Michael Stoute's son of Derby winner Motivator wasn't given a hard time close home in that Doncaster contest having previously finished down the field in a race that's produced plenty of winners and with ground conditions likely to suit he's going to take some stopping. Halfsin seemed to find a little improvement between his first two starts and a continuation of that progression will see him close although with some well-bred newcomers on display here he'll need to do that. Pick of those may be Greyfriars Drummer, who is a half-brother to the smart Lovelace, ahead of Glencadam Gold, while Henry Cecil is double-handed thanks to Specific Gravity and along with Makyaal he too needs considering.
Audacious 13-2 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway to lead over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Picture Editor (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gd in Sep.
Chillianwallah Primo Valentino gelding out of Spark Up.
Glencadam Gold (IRE) Refuse To Bend colt out of Sandrella.
Greyfriars Drummer Where Or When colt out of Loveleaves.
Halfsin (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, effort to challenge 2f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Rain Mac (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Sep.
Henry Bond 200-1 (8-10) Outpaced in rear and soon pushed along, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 30l behind Sky Falcon (8-10) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Indian Jack (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 9th of 15, 12l behind Picture Editor (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gd in Sep.
Kepler's Law 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 12th of 14, 23l behind Labarinto (8-11) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.
Makyaal (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, keen early, in touch in mid-division, weakened and hung left over 1f out, 7th of 9, 12l behind Man of God (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Mokalif 20-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 10l behind Seelo (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Specific Gravity (FR) 5-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, challenging and chance when ran green and hung left 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, lost 3rd post, 4th of 9, 4l behind Seelo (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Night Witch (IRE) 200-1 (8-12) Went left and slowly away, behind, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 7l behind Norse Blues (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Royal Reason 50-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 9l behind Baptist (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.