TOUZR was sent off a short price at Sandown in September on his racecourse debut but looked all at sea. He should have matured since and the 300,000gns colt gets another chance on his comeback with Frankie in the saddle for his retainer. Android will take advantage of any weakness in the selection as he went close over track and trip last month and makes more appeal than the returning Tarara. Castorienta has plenty of catching up to do, but the newcomer Duelling Dragon is worth a second glance especially if supported in the betting.
Picc of Burgau 18-1 (8-9) Off the pace towards rear, effort to 5th inside final 3f, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 13l behind Secret Sign (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun '12.
Tarara 4-1 (8-12) Pushed along towards rear, ridden halfway, switched left over 1f out, never near leaders, 10th of 15, 7l behind Senator Bong (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct '12.
Am Fae Govan Tae (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Lysandra.
Android (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Pressed leader until 4f out, soon edged left, ran green and went 2nd over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Gone With The Wind (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Duelling Dragon (USA) Henrythenavigator gelding out of Ometsz.
Happydoingnothing Avonbridge gelding out of Neferura.
Thrtypointstothree (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 9, 8l behind Black Rodded (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Touzr 5-4fav (9-5) In touch in rear, pushed along halfway, no impression final 2f, 5th of 6, 16l behind Desert Ace (9-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Castorienta 25-1 (9-0) Went right start, tracked winner, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Jalingo (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.