Having failed to land the odds on his last couple of starts, it's tempting to take on THOUWRA. But, unless one of the newcomers is above average, the Godolphin colt has little to beat in this. Venue and Ingot Of Gold may improve on last year's efforts but they'll need to if they're to figure and Atlantis City has gone backwards since finishing second on his reappearance. Speedy Writer is a half-brother to the prolific Peopleton Brook and Autumn Draw is another debutant to note for any significant support.
Samoan (IRE) 50-1 (9-13) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, 8th of 15, 17l behind Pomology (8-10) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.
Lady Cliche 100-1 (10-9) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, 11th of 15, well behind Shuil Gealach (10-12) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd.
Atlantis City (FR) 33-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, well behind London Bridge (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Autumn Draw Marju gelding out of Shallow Ground.
Speedy Writer Byron gelding out of Merch Rhyd-y-grug.
Thouwra (IRE) 4-5fav (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden to challenge when edged left inside final furlong, driven and held near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Bedouin Invader (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Venue 6-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, headway final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 9, 15l behind Contributer (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Wooly Bully Sixties Icon gelding out of Baycliffe Rose.
Dark Rumour (IRE) 200-1 (8-12) Always behind, pushed along and struggling inside final 5f, last of 14, well behind Songbird (9-12) at Salisbury 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Emerald Art (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 19l behind Air Of Glory (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Ingot Of Gold 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Al Jamal (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Miss Mitigate 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, never on terms, 9th of 15, 11l behind Court Pastoral (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf.