Third over track and trip last month, TIMELESS WAR faded badly in the closing stages over a longer distance here last time. Blinkers are applied today and William Haggas' colt gets another chance. Can't Change It ran on for fourth at Wolverhampton on his debut and Witch From Rome looks another likely to improve from his modest introduction at Kempton. Dansante has shown little so far while Bongo Beat, related to a couple of winners on the all-weather, could prove best of the newcomers.
Bongo Beat Beat Hollow colt out of Steppin Out.
Can't Change It (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 7l behind Sbraase (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Lawsong (IRE) Lawman gelding out of Flaming Song.
Literally On Fire (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar gelding out of Toolentidhaar.
Sir Charlie Kunz 50-1 (9-5) Soon outpaced in rear, pushed along and struggling halfway, never a factor, 11th of 12, 13l behind Golden Town (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gs in Aug.
Timeless War (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 4f out, never on terms, weakened 1f out, 7th of 8, 20l behind Joyful Friend (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Witch From Rome 40-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Billy Blue (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Dansante 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 13l behind Outbacker (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Duly Acclaimed (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 12, 11l behind Our Duchess (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) sft in Sep.