YASIR has had a couple of outings over longer trips since scoring over course and distance last month and Conor Dore's charge can come good again back over 1m4f. A winner at Kempton off a 10lb lower mark Atalanta Bay tries her luck on the Fibresand along with Afro, who won her maiden in soft ground at Lingfield last May. Alborz will need a big improvement on his previous attempts at this venue, but Painted Tail may do better than his earlier visit racing over a longer trip this time around.
Yasir (USA) 11-4 (9-8) Dwelt held up in touch, ridden over 4f out, headway under strong pressure to chase clear winner over 2f out, plugged on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 8l behind Mr Burbidge (10-0) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Alborz (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Led early, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Odin (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Painted Tail (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Spavento (9-1) at Ayr 1m 1f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Atalanta Bay (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, effort over 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Asia Minor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Dec.
Afro 10-1 (8-9) In touch on inside, pushed along 2f out, ridden and stayed on from over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Eton Rambler (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.