Plenty of guesswork needed here as Muarrab returns to action after a debut sixth at Goodwood in July which wasn't much better form than his stablemate Cyrus Sod achieved when the latter occupied the same position at Yarmouth in October. Kogershin showed only minimal progress at Newbury on his second start and the safest option could be to stick with COOLER CLIMES. He was beaten around three lengths on his debut at Kempton last month and as the Khalid Abdullah-owned colt should have benefited for that experience, he's taken to open his account today. American Bling and Fauran make most appeal of the newcomers.
American Bling (USA) Johannesburg gelding out of American Jewel.
Cooler Climes 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Yeeoow (8-13) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Cyrus Sod 66-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 6th of 14, 8l behind Handsome Man (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Kai 66-1 (9-3) Slight lead, headed over 2f out, soon weakened quickly, 14th of 15, 20l behind Mighty Ambition (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Muarrab 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Moustache (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul.
One Last Dream 100-1 (8-10) Reared leaving stalls, ran very green and always behind, 10th of 11, 18l behind Yeeoow (8-13) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Tharawal (IRE) Moss Vale colt out of Notanother.
Collectable 18-1 (9-0) Mid-division on outer, 7th halfway, no threat from 1 1/2f out, 9th of 13, 14l behind Stunned Silence (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll pol in Oct.
Fauran (IRE) Shamardal filly out of Zamhrear.
Kogershin (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, no extra final furlong, 6th of 17, 11l behind Estrela (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) gf in Oct.
Lion's Maid Iceman filly out of Steppin Out.
Perfect Policy Kyllachy filly out of Perfect Cover.
Princess Steph (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 5l behind Dreaming Of Rubies (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn fll (5) pol in Mar.
Triple Salchow 66-1 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, 5th of 12, 5l behind Fortrose Academy (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.