PATEGONIA was unfancied for his debut at Kempton and was slowly away before staying on to finish a modest fourth. Better is expected here and John Gosden's colt makes more appeal than The Black Jacobin, who looks no nearer to winning despite dropping down the weights in handicaps. Tanawar was a major disappointment over C&D last time and the newcomer Al Raqeeb is a bigger threat representing an in-form yard given he's a half-brother to seven winners.
Boyzee 66-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon well beaten, last of 8, 15l behind Bull Bay (9-3) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
King's Future 16-1 (8-9) Led until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Daniel Thomas (9-7) at Lingfield 1m app sll stks (6) pol in Dec.
Pategonia 11-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Tropics (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Al Raqeeb (IRE) Lawman colt out of Caerlina.
Kabbaas (IRE) Pivotal gelding out of Dorrati.
Tanawar (IRE) 5-4 (8-9) Dwelt, soon tracking leading trio in 4th, went 3rd over 3f out, pushed along and outpaced 2f out, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Rangi (8-9) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
The Black Jacobin 10-1 (8-3) Dwelt, mid-division centre, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 6l behind Muharrib (9-7) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Nov.