Mark Johnston has acquired THATCHMASTER from Godolphin and will be keen to get a victory out of the beautifully-bred son of Street Cry, who can take this despite an absence since a fine run on Polytrack in April. The stable also run the filly Frost Fire, a half-sister to a winner in the USA and who cost connections a fortune as a foal. The remainder have similar levels of form though Artistical probably has more scope than most and his latest run should be ignored as he couldn't act on testing ground at Chepstow.
Artistical (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Chased leaders stand side, chased winner over 3f out, one pace and took an overall 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Favourite Treat (9-5) at Chepstow 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.
Bison Grass 66-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 6l behind Appease (9-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Duke of Grazeon (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Prominent, led over 7f out, headed over 6f out, tracked leader until ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Quest For More (9-2) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Rust (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Dwelt held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Perfect Pasture (8-12) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Tanawar (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden and weakened entering final furlong, last of 14, 11l behind Ebony Express (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Thatchmaster (USA) 9-2 (9-5) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Pether's Moon (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Top Line Banker 50-1 (9-5) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 27l behind Llanarmon Lad (9-10) at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Frost Fire (USA) Medaglia D'oro filly out of Alta Love.
Magical Mischief Rob Roy filly out of Magical Flute.
Mrs Gorsky Duke Of Marmalade filly out of Dowager.