MAN AMONGST MEN is rated 84 and should be opening his account in this company. Brian Meehan's colt went close in a better class maiden race at Kempton three weeks ago and will likely start a short-price. Today's opposition have yet to show any worthwhile form with perhaps Ragged Robbin and Royal Reserve the best of them. Wunderkind and Trillian Astra make no appeal on what little they've shown to date so it would be no surprise to see the newcomer Tower Power get involved.
Booloo (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 14, 15l behind Danzeno (9-5) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Desert Island Dusk 200-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 37l behind Strait Run (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Lesha (IRE) Amadeus Wolf gelding out of Dane Blue.
Man Amongst Men (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden and headway on far rail over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon edged left and headed, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Never To Be (8-13) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Ragged Robbin (FR) 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Idder (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Royal Preserve 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 20l behind Rock Of Dreams (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Tower Power Nayef colt out of Voile.
Janet's Legacy 20-1 (8-9) Chased leader, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 28l behind Tullia (8-9) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Trillian Astra (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 19l behind Dutch Romance (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Wunderkind (USA) 10-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden 3f out, some headway approaching final furlong, 10th of 15, 13l behind Fray (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Oct.