A half-brother to a couple of winners, Anglo Irish is worth noting in the betting on his debut, along with fellow newcomer Timeless War. Fine Vintage made an encouraging start when third at Wolverhampton on his introduction and should go close, but AL BUSAYYIR is just preferred. The latter was also placed at the same track last month when attempting to make all and is fancied to come good now he has a couple of runs under his belt. Fractal and Lil Rockerfeller finished practically upsides when both were well beaten here and look others likely to improve.
Al Busayyir (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Personal Opinion (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Anglo Irish Dansili colt out of Tebee.
Desert Island Dusk 200-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 23l behind Royal Preserve (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Fine Vintage (FR) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, weakening when hampered closing stages, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Rite To Reign (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Fractal 33-1 (9-5) Slowly away in rear, never on terms, 9th of 14, 10l behind Elite Army (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Hoist The Colours (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, ran green and always behind, last of 13, 13l behind Western Hymn (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Izbushka (IRE) Bushranger gelding out of Zaynaba.
Lil Rockerfeller (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 14, 9l behind Elite Army (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Premium Pressure (USA) 5-2fav (9-5) In touch, every chance when hung left over 1f out, not run on, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Patentar (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Oct.
Timeless War (USA) Bernardini colt out of The Best Day Ever.