Plenty of guesswork needed with only 3lb separating a field of lightly-raced two-year-olds. CRYSTAL PEAKS has a good a chance as any as she steps up a furlong after finishing fifth here last time and is preferred to Shearian, who finished third in a claimer over C&D last month. Red Dragon should figure while Gabrial The Boss wears his owner's first colours ahead of Gabrial The Duke. Teolagi, North Weald, Ghur and Prince Rakan, a recent runner-up on the Fibresand, are others to consider.
Gabrial The Duke (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Behind, headway when hung left over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 12, 5l behind Run It Twice (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Teolagi (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 12, 11l behind Mombasa (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
North Weald (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Light Rose (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.
Sovereign Power 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders over 4f, 16th of 18, 25l behind Race And Status (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Red Eight (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 10, 10l behind Master Ming (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug.
Prince Rakan (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Slow into stride pushed along and headway to chase leaders 4f out, ridden over 2f out, effort entering final furlong, kept on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Apache Rising (9-1) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Pairumani Prince (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, effort well over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 14l behind Run It Twice (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Crystal Peaks 50-1 (8-8) Behind, ridden inside final 2f, moderate progress inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 9l behind Birdlover (8-4) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Led hard ridden and headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind Run It Twice (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Shearian 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Lea Valley Black (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Ghur (USA) 11-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, modest 4th, 4th of 8, 20l behind Leitrim Pass (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Red Dragon (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, edged left and squeezed through inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to reach leaders, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Grilletto (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Kastini 28-1 (8-11) Went left start, held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 10th of 11, 13l behind Steelriver (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Black Dave (IRE) 13-2 (8-3) Bumped start, took keen hold and held up in last trio, keeping on when not clear run on rail and eased inside final furlong, last of 11, 6l behind Grilletto (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.