Not a lot of form to go on here and POPIEL is the tentative selection despite reservations with regard to the worth of his form up to now. Forty Thirty and Storming Sioux could prove to be the biggest dangers to Popiel. The selection was stepped up to a mile for the first time having contested what looked two weak Brighton maidens on his first two starts. The Windsor maiden in which he finished third last time was a stronger event with the first two having shown smart form. Added to that, the front three drew clear and provided nothing shows a large amount of improvement, he should win this. Forty Thirty bids to put behind a disappointing effort over ten furlongs at Pontefract where he was forced to race wide throughout. He commenced his career in a hot Salisbury conditions event and his Hamilton run indicated a small maiden should be within his grasp. Storming Sioux, a half-sister to Best Of The Bests is another newcomer of note. Distant Memories, a Falbrav colt who made just under 50,000 guineas as a yearling and Top Tinker, a half-brother to a smart performer in Topatoo are others of interest but Popiel is nominated to get off the mark at the fourth attempt.
Avitus 50-1 (9-3) Always behind, 13th of 14, 16l behind Calligrapher (9-3) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sept.
Bigalo's Star (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Always last, ridden and struggling over 3f out, lost touch over 2f out, tailed off, last of 6, 22l behind Serva Jugum (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2yo stk (3) pol.
Distant Memories (IRE) Falbrav colt out of 6f-1m2f winner Amathia.
Forty Thirty (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 11th of 14, 34l behind Madamlily (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Net Value (USA) Van Nistelrooy colt out of Gritsie Girl.
Neva A Mull Moment (IRE) Mull of Kintyre gelding out of Serious Contender.
Pattern Mark 50-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, last of 10, 15l behind Regal Lyric (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sept.
Popiel 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, steady headway halfway, effort 3f out, chased winner from 2f out, kept on, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Call It On (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Prince Andjo (USA) 125-1 (9-3) Very slowly into stride, always in the rear, 7th of 10, 6l behind Braveheart Move (9-3) at W'hampton 7f 2yo mdn (5) pol in Sept.
Sinchiroka (FR) Della Francesca colt out of Great Care.
Top Tinker Vettori colt out of Topatori.
Transporter (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Chased leaders far side, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 29l behind Yorksters Girl (8-4) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn auc (6) hvy.
Berriedale 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 19l behind Courageous (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
High Tensile 33-1 (8-4) Behind stands side, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 24l behind Yorksters Girl (8-4) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn auc (6) hvy.
Indigo Belle (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Dwelt and always rear division, 12th of 14, 29l behind dhtrs Kudu Country (9-3) & Hunterview (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn auc (6) sft in Sept.
Magical Night 28-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 9l behind Crackdown (8-12) at Leicester 7f nov stk (4) gd in Sept.
Murrays Magic (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Slowly away, behind, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 28l behind Kyllachy Star (8-11) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) hvy in Sept.
Shady Lady (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) In rear, soon pushed along, never in contention, 10th of 13, 16l behind Splinter Cell (8-11) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn auc (5) sft in Aug.
Storming Sioux Storming Home filly out of Sueboog.
Swing It Ruby (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ran on through beaten horses, 6th of 12, 8l behind Via Mia (9-0) at W'hampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sept.