Third, 2m handicap, Kempton, Monday 20 November
Perseus Way was unable to justify favouritism at Kempton on Monday but he shaped well in a close-up third, looking a bit unlucky not to win after losing his pitch through no fault of his own in a modestly-run race. Perseus Way chased the leaders but was shuffled back soon after halfway, leaving him with plenty in front as they turned into the home straight. He made good headway up the inner two furlongs out, though, and even led briefly inside the final furlong but was edged out by a couple of heads. A truly run race will suit Perseus Way better and he remains unexposed as a stayer on the Flat - this was his first start over two miles on the Flat but he showed useful form over jumps last season.
Third, 1½m handicap, Wolverhampton, Wednesday 22 November
Rock Chant shaped with promise when third over an inadequate trip on his return from four months off at Wolverhampton, and he will be one to note with this outing under his belt. Rock Chant, who was running without his usual cheekpieces and tongue tie combination, lacked the pace to challenge but he kept on in encouraging fashion inside the final furlong to grab third, leaving the impression that he will be suited by a stiffer test of stamina back up in trip. He was running off his last winning mark, so is clearly competitively treated, and he can make a greater impact when tackling a more suitable test.
Sixth, 6f handicap, Wolverhampton, Thursday 23 November
Caesars Pearl paid the price for doing too much too soon, ultimately fading into sixth, but the pace she showed to lead from a wide draw marks her out as one to be interested in when better placed to strike. Caesars Pearl's only previous success came over six furlongs but given the speed she showed here she should have no problem dropping back to the minimum trip. She is now below the mark she defied at Pontefract in June and looks back in good enough form to take advantage under more favourable circumstances.