Desert Ace wasn't disgraced on his debut at Salisbury and gave the impression that he'd be suited by a drop back to 5f. Crystalized has only beaten one home in two runs to date but her trainer also runs newcomer Touzr, who is by Invincible Spirit and has Frankie on board. INVOKE is owned by Highclere and has a speedy pedigree, being a half-sister to a 5f juvenile winner on the Polytrack. She may be forward enough to make a winning start.
Birikyno 33-1 (9-5) Rider removed hood late and slowly away, pushed along in rear, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, last of 6, 13l behind Zal Zilhom (9-5) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Aug.
Charles Molson 7-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, took keen hold, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, ran on inside final furlong, every chance inside final 100 yards, held close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Mystique Rider (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Desert Ace (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge when edged left inside final 2f, hung left and lost place inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 8, 6l behind Arranger (8-11) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Dutch Interior Dutch Art colt out of Rotunda.
Touzr Invincible Spirit colt out of Carrig Girl.
Crystalized (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on rail, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Veiled Intrigue (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Invoke (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Tides.