Sublimation can win an ordinary maiden but this may prove to be an above average contest with representatives of some of the leading yards competing. John Gosden runs a couple with Kempton fourth Thomas Hobson preferred to stablemate Brass Ring. The latter wears her owner's second colours, with the first worn by Sir Henry Cecil's Emperical. He finished third over 7f at Lingfield in November but Shades Of Silver was well beaten on his debut at Sandown back in July and has more to prove. THOUWRA went close on his introduction at Wolverhampton over a slightly longer trip and the Godolphin colt gets a tentative vote in this. Prairie Ranger and Song Light are worth noting along with the newcomer and Dante Stakes entry Centurius.
Brass Ring Rail Link colt out of Moraine.
Centurius New Approach colt out of Questina.
Emperical 13-2 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden and closed to lead inside final furlong, headed final 125 yards, 3rd and one pace in closing stages, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Chengho (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Himalayan Peak 7-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 9l behind Mutashaded (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Prairie Ranger 10-3 (9-3) Led 1f, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Crop Report (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Rutherglen 100-1 (9-3) Raced far side, prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 17, 10l behind Snow King (9-3) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Shades of Silver 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened well over 2f out, 14th of 15, 13l behind Kerbaaj (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Song Light 14-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Muhtaris (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Sublimation (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Fehaydi (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Thomas Hobson 4-1 (9-3) Slowly away and green in rear, shaken up and headway on outside over 1f out, pushed along and kept on strongly inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Ningara (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Thouwra (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Contributer (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Hollow Beat 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt always in rear, 6th of 8, 27l behind Incorporate (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Lemon Pearl 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 15, 4l behind The Lark (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.