AFKAR just failed to open his account on his debut over 7f at Newmarket a fortnight and is just preferred to Dream Achieved, who finished third over 1m2f at the same fixture. Clive Brittain's charge gets a tentative vote up against some well-bred newcomers that include New Hampshire. The latter cost 170,000 dollars as a yearling and is half-brother to six winners in America, while Llewellyn is related to seven winners including the useful pair Boston Lodge and Border Patrol. Thistle Bird and Poyle Todream are others to note, and an entry in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot later in the year suggests Naasef is held in high regard.
Hector The Brave (IRE) 40-1 (9-13) Dwelt in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 18l behind Loch Fleet (8-5) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Naasef Pivotal colt out of Hathrah.
Conesuala Zamindar filly out of Fifth Avenue.
Afkar (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Keen tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, challenged throughout final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Commended (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Charlie Fable (IRE) Intikhab gelding out of Fiaba.
Dream Achieved 13-2 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Ocean War (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Dunseverick (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Slowly away, keen towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Commended (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Evergreen Forest (IRE) 150-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 12l behind Moriarty (9-2) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (2) gd in Sep.
Hertford Street Nayef gelding out of Monawara.
Llewellyn Shamardal gelding out of Ffestiniog.
New Hampshire (USA) Elusive Quality colt out of Downtown Blues.
Poyle Todream Oasis Dream colt out of Lost In Lucca.
Moonlight Mystery 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, driven 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 7th of 18, 8l behind Qushchi (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Thistle Bird Selkirk filly out of Dolma.