LONG AWAITED can take top honours ahead of Above All. Michael Jarvis has a 36% strike-rate at the track with his two-year-old's and this Pivotal colt showed enough on his debut at Leicester to warrant the selection today. Above All improved from his debut run at Kempton when second to a promising sort at Newbury and the form has a solid feel to it so he rates the main threat, although writing off the challenge of potential improvers Orthodox Lad or Twinkled would not be a wise move. The other to mention is First Mohican, a newcomer from Warren Place. Henry Cecil's son of Tobougg has plenty of class in his bloodlines and the market should help guide to his chance on debut.
Above All 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 16, 3l behind Norse Blues (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Ace Master 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 11l behind West Leake Bridge (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
First Mohican Tobougg colt out of Mohican Girl.
Long Awaited (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept slight advantage inside final furlong until out stayed final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Naqshabban (9-0) at Leicester 7f mdn stks (4) gs.
Orthodox Lad 50-1 (9-3) Towards rear on outside, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 15th of 17, 9l behind State Of Mind (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Sep.
Tidal Star 7-2fav (8-13) Slowly into stride, mid-division on outside, outpaced 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 19th of 20, 29l behind Up In Time (8-9) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Twinkled 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, took keen hold, held up behind leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 12l behind Naqshabban (9-0) at Leicester 7f mdn stks (4) gs.
Any Odds (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon behind, 12th of 17, 28l behind Loving Spirit (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft.