Saucy Buck showed some promise earlier this year and was considered good enough to take his chance in the Woodcote Stakes at Epsom in June, however he has ultimately been disappointing. Brave Battle is worth a cursory glance for the frame places as he is a Richard Hannon juvenile, whilst connections shouldn't get too optimistic about the claims of Mr Optimistic. Rylee Mooch is worth consideration and appears to save his best for the closing stages. He showed his best performance to date at Kempton and with a return to Polytrack may put in a good run. Country Waltz was a long way behind Duquesa last time out at Nottingham and the latter could play a major role in this race if handling the artificial surface which she has previously struggled on. ONE COOL BEX gets the vote as he enjoys the trip, is in good form after winning at Beverley and this looks a realistic opportunity to secure back-to-back wins for a yard with a 32% record with two-year-olds at this course over recent seasons.
Piccoluck 12-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 13, 4l behind Indieslad (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Swendab (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, hung left and lost place over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 5th of 9, 5l behind Yellow Dandy (8-12) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Mr Optimistic 20-1 (8-12) Prominent, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 11l behind Indieslad (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Brave Battle 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Expose (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Saucy Buck (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Pushed along to try and chase leaders, towards rear, ridden well over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 12l behind Empress Royal (9-2) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Deva Le Deva (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Mid-division, stumbled over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 8th of 10, 19l behind Breezolini (8-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Sep.
Duquesa (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Behind, headway centre over 2f out, led over 1f out, hard driven inside final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Hernando Torres (9-1) by ns, 17 ran.
Mystica (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Slight lead until over 3f out, disputing lead after and every chance when ridden and edged left over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 8, 7l behind Rosina Grey (9-0) at Chepstow 6f 2yo hcp (5) gd in Aug.
One Cool Bex 4-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Beverley 5f 2yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep beating Crazy In Love (8-2) by 1l, 17 ran.
Infectious (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden and weakened final 2f, 14th of 17, 26l behind Fred Willetts (9-2) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (5) gd in Aug.
Wandering Lad 10-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 13l behind Empress Royal (9-2) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Country Waltz 3-1fav (9-6) Close up, hampered 2f out, weakened soon after, eased, 16th of 17, 24l behind Duquesa (9-4) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Rylee Mooch 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Cinderkamp (9-1) at Catterick 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.