Martin Chuzzlewit came unstuck in Listed company in September having won his maiden in good style at Sandown before that. He'll be a popular choice on his handicap debut but a chance is taken on MAIN SEQUENCE. David Lanigan's charge is being brought quietly along and, though he may not prove good enough to take up an entry in the Dante, he won won a handicap at this track in October with the minimum of fuss and is open to any amount of improvement. Ahzeemah just failed when sent handicapping at Kempton and a better effort is expected from him while Aazif's defeat of Theturnofthesun looks better now as the latter scored on the Polytrack earlier this month.
Martin Chuzzlewit (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Chased leader until 5f out, hung left and outpaced 4f out, bumped and pushed left over 2f out, stayed on again under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Caledonian Spring (9-0) at Haydock 1m Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Sep.
Main Sequence (USA) 7-2fav (9-6) Dwelt in rear, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, flashed tail and ran on, readily, won at Newmarket 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct beating Open Water (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Sound Advice 6-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Storming Bernard (9-5) at Ayr 1m 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Sep.
Clare Island Boy (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Raced center towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden 3f out, driven and headway entering final furlong, soon led center group and chased winner, no chance, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Pickled Pelican (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Hefner (IRE) 5-2fav (8-7) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased leader 1f, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Dark Stranger (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Finbar 1-3fav (9-2) Tracked leaders going well, led on bit over 1f out, pushed clear, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m 2yo nov stks (5) fbs in Nov beating Purple 'n Gold (9-2) by 7l, 4 ran.
Aazif (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Led over 7f out, made rest, clear entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct beating Theturnofthesun (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Ahzeemah (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, pushed along towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Venetian View (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.