Poetic Power ran well for a long way on his debut at Bangor last Monday while Bountiful Catch showed promise behind Outback here four weeks ago and should get closer on better terms. But it's difficult to look beyond MCVICAR, who beat dual winner Fisher on his first start over timber at Kempton with Dollar Bill a distant third and is open to obvious improvement. Electrician won as a two-year-old for John Gosden but is probably best watched here.
Mcvicar 3-1 (10-12) Mid-division, closed from 5th, not fluent 3 out, challenged 2 out, led flat, ridden out, won at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) gd in Oct beating Fisher (11-8) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Outback (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, led approaching last, ran on well, won at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Operation Tracer (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Bountiful Catch 50-1 (10-12) Pulled hard in mid-division, slow 4 out, headway to chase leaders 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 8l behind Outback (10-5) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Carolingian (USA) 13-2 (9-2) 7th of 8, 10l behind Anducas (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 3yo stk sft in Jun (flat).
Dollar Bill 12-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, progress from 2 out, went 3rd flat, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 10, 21l behind Mcvicar (10-12) at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Electrician 33-1 (9-7) Always behind, tailed off and eased final 2f, 8th of 9, 18l behind Solar Deity (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct (flat).
Poetic Power (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up in touch in rear, took keen hold, closed when not much room before 3 out, pressing for 2nd 2 out, soon no impression, no extra last, 4th of 5, 15l behind Tidal Way (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Oct.