ARAB SPRING will likely be a warm order on his reappearance. Not seen at the track since finishing runner-up at Newmarket on his debut, that race has produced a handful of winners and Sir Michael Stoute's colt gets the vote. Arable showed the benefit of his opening run with a better effort at headquarters in September and steps up in trip along with Mr Greenspan, a runner-up over 7f here in November. Pershing and the remainder have some catching up to do, though it's worth keeping an eye on the newcomer Miyachiku.
Arab Spring (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway when hampered 3f out, effort over 1f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Elkaayed (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Suerte Al Salto (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Un Anjou (10-9) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Abdication 2-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leader until led over 7f out, ran green, soon hung badly right and headed over 1f out, lost all chance, last of 4, 9l behind Big Kenny (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Arable 33-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 18, 7l behind Master The World (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Flight Fight Raven's Pass colt out of Sunspear.
Graphene 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 14l behind Equitable (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Miyachiku Pivotal gelding out of First Bloom.
Mr Greenspan (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced in last pair, headway on outside went 2nd inside final furlong and stayed on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Naadirr (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Pershing 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 15, 7l behind Monsea (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.