CORSICAN BOY was unsuited by the slow early pace when a close third to Herminella over the C&D last month. That was a much improved effort from his debut at Newmarket however, and with further progress likely he can lose his maiden tag. Nothing To Hide has finished runner-up on four occasions including when attempting to make all over a mile here a couple of weeks ago. He looks certain to make this a stiff test which should suit the selection. Les Verguettes looked to have plenty of potential when runner-up over 6f here in September but ran poorly on her only subsequent start over the same C&D the following month. Holcombe Boy and Woop Woop has shown ability but would need to improve and a bigger threat may emerge in the shape of Ana Emarati, who made a fair debut at Wolverhampton and looked the type to have benefited greatly from the experience.
Ana Emarati (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway on inside 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 9l behind Acclamazing (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Corsican Boy 11-4fav (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, took 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Herminella (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Holcombe Boy 12-1 (9-3) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Yaseer (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Nothing To Hide (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out soon under pressure, headed final 100 yards, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Flying Power (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Revolutionary Thunder Gulch gelding out of Magic Spin.
Too Many Questions (IRE) Whywhywhy gelding out of Global Tour.
Les Verguettes (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, hard driven over 2f out, soon under pressure and weakened, 8th of 11, 12l behind Googlette (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Oct.
Wealth Whispers (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, pushed along 3f out, some modest
Woop Woop (IRE) 5-2 (8-5) Chased leader, driven and effort 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression with leading pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind If You Whisper (8-8) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs.