All five can be fancied in a contest that may revolve around Chinese Jade after a 319-day absence. A progressive juvenile, he understandably found life difficult upped to Listed company on his final 2-y-o start but begins the new campaign on an attractive mark and his yard is well and truly up and running. Sonnetation is consistent and expected to go well, whilst Fleckerl has narrowly found one too good the last twice and deserves to find a race. He must concede weight all round though to useful sorts and SAHRA AL KHADRA, progressing nicely at this type of level should be open to further improvement despite being raised another 3lb in the weights. His Doncaster second to Billingsgate on his penultimate start reads particularly well, whilst Acclio seems to have been dealt a rather harsh hand by the handicapper.
Fleckerl (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, switched right and headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, nk behind Jaladee (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Acclio (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Queen Of Ice (9-0) at Kempton 1m flls stks (2) pol in Apr.
Chinese Jade 15-2 (8-13) Led, headed over 3f out, soon ridden, no chance with front trio final 2f, last of 4, 27l behind Washaar (9-2) at Salisbury 1m Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Aug.
Sahra Al Khadra 9-4fav (9-3) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, soon pressed winner, no impression and edged right inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Spirit Raiser (9-3) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Sonnetation (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Led over 2f, tracked leaders, led again 2f out, ridden and headed just over 1f out, no impression on winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Botanist (9-1) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.