CAPTAIN BOB had no lucky at all in his first season and was only beaten half-a-length by the smart Meteoroid over this course and distance in August. He can be forgiven his final start at Doncaster in a valuable sales race as he was hampered at an early stage. Charlie Hills has booked Frankie Dettori for his reappearance and the Dark Angel gelding can get off the mark at the chief expense of Potentate, narrowly beaten in a couple of starts on Kempton's Polytrack in October. Marmarus and Strike A Light may do better in handicaps while Captain George should improve for the experience.
Ballyfarsoon (IRE) Medicean gelding out of Amzara.
Captain Bob (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Always behind, 15th of 21, 18l behind Morning Post (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Sep.
Captain George (IRE) Bushranger gelding out of High Society Girl.
Marmarus 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders and keen, chased winner briefly over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Tullia (8-9) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Nouvelle Ere Archipenko colt out of Sinister Ruckus.
Potentate (IRE) 4-5fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on, unable to challenge, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Merletta (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Triple Chief (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, 13th of 15, 19l behind Matalleb (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gd.
Insight (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 7th of 10, 10l behind Nirva (9-0) at Leicester 7f mdn fll stks (5) gs.
Strike A Light 20-1 (9-0) Keen in touch in rear, pushed along over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 14l behind Kaab (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.