Man Of Harlech is a half-brother to eight winners including several at Group level. He has no fancy entries and may be best watched for now as ARANTES looks the one to be on. Mick Channon's colt put a moderate opening run behind him with a fine effort in what looked a strong Sandown maiden won by Windshear. He could probably do with a bit of rain but should still have too much stamina for Act Of Charity, who couldn't quite get to Spark Plug at Bath.
Act Of Charity (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leader, chased winner 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, soon headed and kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Spark Plug (9-5) at Bath 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Arantes 16-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Windshear (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Deep Resolve (IRE) Intense Focus gelding out of I'll Be Waiting.
Man Of Harlech Dansili colt out of Ffestiniog.
Rocky Hill Ridge 100-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced and behind, lost touch 2f out, tailed off, last of 10, 43l behind Roachdale House (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
State Law (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in rear, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 19l behind Emef Diamond (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Tizlove Regardless (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, pushed along 3f out, soon struggling, last of 12, 34l behind Stormardal (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.