Tmaam is a $50,000 Dynaformer colt who is a half-brother to winners in the US and on pedigree will handle the trip. He is worth a market check on debut. David Simcock's horses are in decent nick and Ajeeb has a third placed effort from his first run to build upon today and also looking to benefit from experience is Irons On Fire for a trainer with a 17% strike-rate here this year. The form hasn't been franked for JARIDH's second place to Biographical on his first outing, but if he is progressive then he merits respect. He receives the vote with Championship challenger Richard Hughes in the saddle. Oversteer has shown some inexperience in his first two starts and more can be expected this time round and another threat remains in the other Godolphin entry Plattsburgh. A competitive looking race but the tentative call goes to Jaridh.
Ajeeb (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Matula (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Beautiful Lando (FR) 100-1 (9-3) Always in rear, pushed along from 4f out, 10th of 11, 29l behind Dordogne (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Coastal Bequest (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 14th of 16, 23l behind Utley (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Diamond City (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Went left start, took keen hold, led 1f, tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 13l behind Man of God (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Irons On Fire (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 4th close home, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Gentleman Is Back (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Sep.
Jaridh (USA) 3-1 (9-3) Settled in mid-division, driven and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 7, ns behind Biographical (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Oversteer (USA) 6-5 (9-3) Awkward stalls and dwelt, soon close up on outside, hard driven over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to go 3rd towards finish, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Pink Diva (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Plattsburgh (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Aciano (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Sep.
Steel Rain 66-1 (9-0) Started slowly, always well behind, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Captain Bertie (9-0) at Chester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Sep.
Swift Blade (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, settled in mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 11, 15l behind Aciano (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Sep.
Tmaam (USA) Dynaformer colt out of Thread.
Xenophon 100-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 17l behind Marhaba Malyoon (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.