KINIGI is the most interesting contender on these terms and she gets the nod over Cut And Thrust and Artesium. The last named has started to get the hang of things lately and seems to be enjoying himself at his new yard. His latest start at Kempton was promising and Richard Fahey will surely place this fellow to good effect before too long. Cut And Thrust failed to see out a mile at Windsor last month, so it is no surprise to see him dropped in trip this afternoon. Michael Jarvis knows the time of day with animals of his type and he also looks one to keep tabs on for future reference. However, Kinigi looks a typical nursery type and, as she is yet to be fully extended, a mark of 56 could easily be blown out of the water today. Jamie Spencer's 20% strike-rate when riding for Simon Callaghan reads well and is another positive on the list beside Kinigi's claims here.
Shifting Gold (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Made all, clear 4f out, ridden over 2f out, held on towards finish, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo sll (6) hvy in Oct beating Hollow Green (8-11) by a nk, 14 ran.
Cut And Thrust (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Made most to 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 12l behind Call It On (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Kinigi (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Towards rear, stayed on from over 1f out, 5th of 15, 8l behind Speedy Guru (8-4) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs in Oct.
Artesium 7-1 (9-0) Went left start, soon mid division, effort on inside 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on to press for 2nd, never any chance with easy winner, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Chicken Momo (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Royal Premium 14-1 (8-9) Outpaced behind, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 17l behind Scenic Pass (8-4) at Hamilton 6f 2yo clm (6) gs in Sept.
Betws Y Coed (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Behind, outpaced when hung left from halfway, never dangerous, 14th of 20, 13l behind Digit (8-4) at Redcar 7f 2yo clm (6) gd in Oct.
Le Petit Vigier 50-1 (8-4) Close up, ridden over 1f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Goodison Glory (9-1) at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn auc (6) hvy.
Barbeito 22-1 (8-5) Chased winner until over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 14, 15l behind Shifting Gold (8-11) at Nottingham 1m 2yo sll (6) hvy in Oct.
Four Green Fields (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, outpaced final 2f, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 14l behind Papa Meilland (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn auc (4) gs in Aug.
Miss Xu Xia 200-1 (8-9) Led after 1f, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 22l behind Elusive Fame (9-3) at W'hampton 7f 2yo mdn (5) pol.