Yarroom won a couple of races on the Polytrack last season and should be winning on this surface before long. FEHAYDI sports his owners second colours but finished a creditable fifth behind the much higher rated Windhoek in a valuable race at Newmarket last week. He looks to have strong claims in this company and gets the vote. Top Notch Tonto would prefer a slower surface and Flashlight is unproven over mile. Market Town has to prove he's up to racing in this grade having won a maiden at Lingfield on his reappearance, although Haafaguinea wasn't beaten far in a decent race at Doncaster in September and can figure. Red Avenger ended last season with victory in a Newmarket nursery and is another to consider with Richard Hughes on board for his return to action.
Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 22-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 3f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 10, 6l behind Newstead Abbey (8-10) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Mar.
Haafaguinea 33-1 (8-3) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 21, 3/4l behind The Gold Cheongsam (8-1) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Sep.
Red Avenger (USA) 13-2 (9-6) Led group of 5 in centre, ridden to lead overall 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, held on, all out, won at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep beating Darkening (9-4) by hd, 15 ran.
Yarroom (IRE) 4-5fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner final 100 yards, no impression, 2nd of 5, 2l behind El Buen Turista (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Dec.
Fehaydi 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, not much room and hampered entering final furlong, no extra last 100 yards, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Windhoek (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf.
Flashlight (IRE) 7-4fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon in touch on inside, pushed laong and headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Polski Max (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Market Town (USA) 1-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, asserted towards finish, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol beating Enzaal (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.