RESTRAINT OF TRADE only found the promising Havana Beat too strong over a mile at Sandown last month and should be suited by 1m2f on this stiff track. He can finally get off the mark at the main expense of the consistent Jullandar, who has yet to finish out of the frame, with Moaning Butcher likely to need more time after a fairly uninspiring debut over the trip at Kempton. Mutamaiz may be capable of a little better than he's shown so far but will be qualified for handicaps following this run.
Chant (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, shaken up over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 8l behind Tussie Mussie (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Hurricane John (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) In touch and keen on outer, lost place over 4f out, tailed off 3f out, last of 10, 32l behind Master Ming (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug.
Jullundar (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Close up, chased leader over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Bix (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
Moaning Butcher 7-1 (9-3) Ran very green in rear, lost touch over 7f out, virtualluy pulled up over 2f out, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Lord Provost (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Mutamaiz (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Wadi Al Hattawi (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Online 40-1 (9-3) Slowly away, towards rear, ridden 6f out, behind final 3f, 9th of 10, 50l behind Pearl Reward (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Restraint of Trade (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Raced wide until headway to lead 6f out, clear halfway until 3f out, driven and pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace and readily held, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Havana Beat (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.