VASTLY was unfancied for his belated debut over a mile here but showed plenty of promise when only beaten a length. A half-brother to Group 2 winner Await The Dawn among others, Julia Feilden's charge gets the nod. Jullundar made the frame in all six starts last year and connections will be hoping a 7lb claimer will help on his reappearance while others likely to show improvement include the Gosden inmate Punditry, who finished ahead of Early One Morning on his debut, Sam Spade and Spillway.
Baytown Bertie 100-1 (9-13) Dwelt always in rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, last of 7, 14l behind King Bertie (8-8) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Vastly (USA) 25-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Gabrial's Wawa (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Parsons Green 50-1 (8-12) Slowly away, in rear soon detached, last of 12, well behind Volcanic Wind (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Bold Assertion Assertive colt out of Fanciful Dancer.
Brick Rising 15-8 (8-11) Prominent, lost place 5f out, rallied over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Imperial Oak (8-9) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Sep.
Jullundar (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Mid-division on outside, headway 7f out, challenged over 3f out, soon led, edged right 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Gioia Di Vita (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Punditry 4-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 4f out, kept on to take 4th place towards finish, 4th of 7, 6l behind Barnaby Brook (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Sam Spade (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Held up, eased out left and some headway 2f out, shaken up and no impression over 1f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind Plunder (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Spillway 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 11, ns behind Lion Beacon (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Early One Morning 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened 1f out, 5th of 7, 7l behind Barnaby Brook (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.