BILLY BLUE was beaten a couple of lengths when second over track and trip on his recent debut. But he finished ahead of a subsequent winner and normal progress should see him off the mark in this. The likes of Hooded and Gobertier look to have some catching up to do to match John Gosden's colt but while Light Of Asia, Shining Glitter and the half-brother to a Group 1 winner, Tacticus, are all newcomers worth a second glance in the betting.
Artful Rogue (IRE) Excellent Art gelding out of Szabo.
Billy Blue 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Beach Bar (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Clear Spell (IRE) Tamayuz gelding out of Beat The Rain.
Gobertier 16-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 14l behind Furas (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Hooded (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 7th of 12, 7l behind Warrior Of Light (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Light Of Asia (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Lucy Cavendish.
Poker Gold (FR) Gold Away colt out of Becquarette.
Tacticus (USA) A P Indy colt out of Visions Of Clarity.
Shining Glitter (IRE) Shamardal filly out of Lune Rose.
Wintour Leap 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 8th of 14, 11l behind Natural Choice (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.