awkwardly away, soon led, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure until headed and no extra near finish
tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just held near finish
tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, led near finish
held up in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not quite reach leaders
tracked leader to over 2f out, soon driven and one pace, switched outside and kept on final 100 yards, no impression
Archie Watson has maintained a consistently high strike rate with his two-year-old runners on the all-weather this year and HE’S A LADDIE (NAP) has already contributed with a double in novice company at Wolverhampton. He struggled in a Listed contest at York last time but will be more at home at this level. Strong Power and Audio are other novice winners handicapping for the first time having been beaten under penalties subsequently while Champagne Supanova won a lower grade handicap over 6f here last month and is preferred to Microscopic and Dazzling Des after another decent effort at the track last time.
He's A Laddie (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Awkwardly away chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Alligator Alley (9-0) at York 5f lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Dazzling Des (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Stumbled start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind She Can Dance (9-7) at Chelmsford City 5f (4) pol in Aug.
Audio 11-2 (9-9) Close up, pushed along 2f out, headway to chase winner when edged left over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Laikaparty (9-2) at Bath 6f stks (5) fm in Sep.
Champagne Supanova (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost 2 places nearing finish, 4th of 6, 1 1/4l behind X Force (9-0) at Chelmsford City 6f (3) pol in Aug.
Microscopic (IRE) 5-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, switched left over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Manolith (9-3) at Lingfield 5f (5) gf in Sep.
Strong Power (IRE) 11-8fav (9-9) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Maystar (9-9) at Southwell 5f stks (5) pol in Aug.