ABSOLUTE ZERO posted an improved effort at when second at Sandown and any further progress can see him enhance his trainer's excellent strike rate at the track. Deansgate is getting steadily closer, though has yet to threaten, but Palisade, Deodoro and Wapping are capable of getting involved with normal improvement. Both Luna Mare and Kajaki hail from powerful northern yards and are worth a second glance in the betting on their debuts.
Absolute Zero (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Valitop (9-5) at Sandown 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Deansgate (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Anabel (9-0) at Beverley 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Kajaki (IRE) Mastercraftsman gelding out of No Quest.
Palisade 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Maestro Mac (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Reckless Ambition (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 14 1/4l behind Maestro Mac (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Sir Renos Santi 200-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along 4f out, never dangerous, last of 14, 25 1/2l behind Four On Eight (9-5) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Wapping (USA) 17-2 (9-5) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Move Up (9-5) at Leicester 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Sep.
Deodoro (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 6, 7 3/4l behind Rio's Cliffs (9-0) at Beverley 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Heaven Scent 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, soon pushed along and ran green, outpaced 3f out, plugged on approaching final furlong, never a threat, 4th of 6, 13 3/4l behind Laafiraaq (9-5) at Hamilton 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Luna Mare (IRE) Galileo filly out of Pale Moon Rising.