AFKAR has been well beaten in decent handicaps recently, but the form of his earlier placed efforts in maiden company is streets ahead of today's rivals if he can reproduce it on the Fibresand. Pulsatilla was beaten only a length in both starts on the turf and she may figure, though Enchanted Dream is preferred after finishing second over track and trip last month. Riczar posted a better effort when fourth here a week ago and the debutant Field Finner looks one to keep an eye on.
Afkar (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Raced far side, prominent, led 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 20, 13l behind Farhh (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
First Class 33-1 (9-3) Chased leading pair, not on terms when hung left and weakened over 3f, tailed off, 9th of 12, 27l behind Kahraba (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Pronounce 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, not much room over 6f out, behind final 4f, last of 11, 49l behind El Libertador (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Schoolmaster Motivator gelding out of Londonnetdotcom.
Cairanne 40-1 (8-3) Slowly away, raced far side, always in rear, 10th of 14, 8l behind Comrade Bond (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Community (USA) Proud Citizen filly out of Rimini Road.
Enchanted Dream 5-1 (8-12) Pushed along in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, never dangerous, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Take Cover (9-5) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Field Finner Goodricke filly out of Princess Carranita.
Pulsatilla 9-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Hoppy's Flyer (8-12) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.
Riczar 25-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost two places post, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Putin (8-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.