YARROOM won a maiden at Wolverhampton as he liked last month. Today's extra furlong shouldn't be a problem and he can go in again on his handicap debut. Party Royal is more exposed but went close at Kempton recently and will be thereabouts again while Ocean Applause will appreciate the drop in class. This is tougher than the claimer King Of Kudos won at here a fortnight ago and Sunblazer is preferred to the remaining trio who all came up short last time a having won their penultimate starts.
Yarroom (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Made virtually all, took keen hold, driven clear over 1f out, impressive, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Prophets Pride (9-3) by 7l, 10 ran.
Ocean Applause 22-1 (8-12) Raced far side tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 6l behind Hoarding (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (2) sft in Oct.
Party Royal 12-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 5f out, tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Quintilian (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Run Fat Lass Run 7-1 (9-3) Dwelt, mid-division far side, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 16, 14l behind Muharrib (9-7) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Nov.
King of Kudos (IRE) 5-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov beating Elusive Thought (8-6) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Archie Stevens 10-11fav (8-11) Raced freely tracking leaders, squeezed through to challenge entering final furlong, soon led, headed and no extra close home, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Ready (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Sunblazer (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Led narrowly, ridden 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Blue Nova (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Run It Twice (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Switched left after start, raced keenly, held up behind on inside, driven to chase leaders inside final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Blue Nova (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.