The 300,000gns colt, Frasers Hill, had just the one start as a juvenile and will be looking to make up for lost time this season. Key Appointment is another who missed the whole of last year and he's another to keep an eye on. World Record looks to have the best form of the three-year-olds with a close-up second at Newbury in October but a trio of newcomers are of more interest. Queensberry Rules and Yeager are related to winners in America and should be noted but a speculative vote goes to SEDENOO. Marco Botti has sent out the winners of three maiden races in recent days, a couple of those with newcomers, and his Cape Cross gelding is taken to follow suit.
Frasers Hill 5-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out until final strides, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Swedish Sailor (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct '11.
Key Appointment 11-4fav (9-3) Raced wide close up, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 17, 2l behind Colima (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov '11.
Rowlestone Lad 20-1 (10-0) Dwelt, chased leading pair after 1f, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 4th and beaten inside final furlong, last of 4, 6l behind Top Trail (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Algorithmic (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 14, 8l behind Singersongwriter (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Bridge Builder Avonbridge colt out of Amazing Dream.
Dalgig 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 4l behind Race And Status (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Hands Of Time 4-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 3l behind Al Waab (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Hundred Acre Wood 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders over 4f, 9th of 12, 7l behind Endorsing (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Mad About Harry (IRE) 7-4fav (8-10) Chased leading trio, pushed along 5f out, went modest 3rd over 3f out, went 2nd 3f out, no impression when dropped to 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Thistleandtworoses (8-10) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Queensberry Rules (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Fantastic Spring.
Sedenoo Cape Cross gelding out of Eternity Ring.
World Record (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Led narrowly, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra well inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Mombasa (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Yeager (USA) Medaglia D'oro colt out of Lucky Flyer.
Sweet Alabama 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Storm (8-11) at Kempton 1m Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (5) pol in Mar.