Capers Royal Star finished last of four at Kempton on his debut but still ran better than the others with experience including Headlong, well beaten when third over 6f here back in July. Of the newcomers, Ryan Moore's presence takes the eye on Daydreamer while stablemate and Derby entry Mutakayyef cost 260,000gns. Naadirr was an even more expensive acquisition at 425,000gns and is another to consider along with Stetchworth. However, both of PRETZEL's winning relatives scored over 7f as two-year-olds and Roger Varian's colt may be up to making a winning start, especially if strongly supported in the betting.
Applejack Lad 7-1 (8-11) Behind, chased leaders under pressure over 2f out to over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 13l behind Der Blaue Reiter (8-13) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Apr.
Battle Command (USA) Stormy Atlantic colt out of Charmsil.
Capers Royal Star (FR) 100-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up, headway on outside 2f out, disputing well held 2nd over 1f out, no extra final 150 yards, decent debut, last of 4, 6l behind Red Galileo (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo nov stks (5) pol.
Daydreamer Duke Of Marmalade colt out of Storyland.
Gannicus 100-1 (9-0) Led early, prominent, every chance over 2f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 13l behind Field Of Fame (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) hvy.
Headlong (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leader, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Tanzeel (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Moxey 66-1 (9-0) Prominent, weakened 2f out, 16th of 18, 22l behind Master The World (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Mutakayyef Sea The Stars colt out of Infallible.
Naadirr (IRE) Oasis Dream colt out of Beach Bunny.
Pretzel (IRE) New Approach colt out of Foodbroker Fancy.
Rock Charm Araafa gelding out of Evening Charm.
Stetchworth (IRE) New Approach colt out of Hallowed Park.