EXAMINER is the highest rated of these after landing a maiden race over track and trip in good style. He can defy a penalty with further progress expected and is just preferred to First Experience. The latter scored at Wolverhampton last month and can figure along with Capers Royal Star, third in a handicap at this track earlier in the month. Impulsive Moment will need to step up from his debut effort at Newbury but is worth noting for any support in the betting given his yard won this contest last year.
Examiner (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Sheila's Footsteps (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Capers Royal Star (FR) 16-1 (8-0) In rear and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Pearl Spectre (8-7) at Lingfield 1m (3) pol.
Flying Author (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leader after 1f, ridden to lead 2f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 11l behind Big Kenny (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Galaxy 66-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 10, 3l behind Chinotto (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Impulsive Moment (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway and edged right over 1f out, outpaced by leaders, never on terms, 5th of 11, 7l behind Strait Run (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
First Experience 12-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, chased leaders 2f out, switched inside and led over 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating Bon Port (8-8) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Rose Buck 25-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden inside final furlong, headed near finish, no extra, 5th of 12, 3/4l behind Dutchartcollector (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.