ETAAD was fancied for a much better maiden at Ascot in July but, having been held up, ran green and never got into contention. That experience won't have been lost on John Hills' colt and he can make amends here. Maraayill made a decent debut at Sandown in August and is another likely improver while Chatez was beaten less than a length over course and distance when a 50/1 shot in August and should make his presence felt again. Bilimbi and Characterise should be monitored in the betting but Passover disappointed at Kempton last month and Wickhambrook has already had plenty of chances. Classical Art is from an in-form yard but may need more time.
Bilimbi (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 16l behind Stealth Missile (9-0) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Booloo (IRE) Bushranger gelding out of Ink Pot.
Characterise 25-1 (9-5) Bumped start, always behind, 9th of 12, 12l behind Extremity (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Chatez (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Meteoroid (9-5) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Classical Art (IRE) Excellent Art colt out of Ask Carol.
Despot (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, never near leaders, 9th of 13, 12l behind Maverick Wave (9-5) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Etaad (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Held up in last trio, pushed along over 2f out, no progress, 7th of 8, 11l behind Piping Rock (9-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul.
Eugenic 33-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 8, 27l behind Hartnell (9-2) at Ffos Las 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Excedo Praecedo 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt raced wide in touch, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 21l behind Black Caesar (9-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Maraayill (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 7th of 13, 6l behind Ensuring (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Passover 8-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, took keen hold, stayed on from over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 5l behind Ninety Minutes (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Samhain 8-1 (8-12) Tracked winner to halfway, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 16l behind Soul Instinct (8-2) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jul.
Squaw King 25-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 7th of 11, 12l behind Kingston Hill (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Wickhambrook (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 12l behind Mushir (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.