In what doesn't appear the strongest maiden SOWETO STAR looks to have obvious claims. John Best's charge is related to a juvenile sprint winner in France and could well have made a winning debut had he not stumbled in Newmarket's dip. In finishing fourth despite that incident he went into plenty of notebooks and unless there's a star among the newcomers this is an opportunity he should take. Pick of the unraced brigade may be Steps, a 20,000gns purchase whose yard have had success with juveniles here, although market support for Amelia's Surprise, Dickie's Lad or See The Storm shouldn't be dismissed. Barnet Fair wasn't beaten far at Kempton and seems progressive so as the highest rated of those to have qualified for a mark he deserves respect, along with Eland Ally and Homeboy who both have place claims.
Dickie's Lad (IRE) Diamond Green colt out of Shadow Mountain.
Steps (IRE) Verglas colt out of Killinallan.
Midnight Trader (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear when hung right after 1f, ran green, always behind, 13th of 17, 8l behind State Of Mind (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Sep.
Soweto Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division on stands side rail, driven when stumbled well over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 17, 3l behind State Of Mind (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Sep.
Eland Ally 9-1 (8-8) Soon slight lead, hard ridden and pressed inside final furlong, headed close home, lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Maggie Mey (8-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Homeboy (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Mid-division, headway to go in touch over 2f out, soon hung left, no extra and lost 4th towards finish, 5th of 15, 13l behind Male Model (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Bertiewhittle 100-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear, outpaced when edged left 2f out, hung left and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong to go 4th post, no impression, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 6l behind Jade (8-12) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Barnet Fair 9-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Barbieri (8-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
See The Storm Statue Of Liberty gelding out of Khafayif.
Pearl Blue (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, some headway far side 2f out, no impression soon after, 8th of 14, 10l behind Face Reality (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo fll mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Millies Dancer (IRE) 8-1 (8-0) With leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 17, 4 1/2l behind One Cool Bex (9-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Amelia's Surprise Ad Valorem filly out of Salagama.
Dreamweaving (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 16l behind Jade (8-12) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Three Scoops 9-2 (8-1) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Callie's Angel (8-11) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy.