Persian Bolt sets the standard with a mark of 74 but has yet to match her debut effort at Salisbury in September. TAKREYM makes more appeal on his comeback having found only one too good at Leicester on his introduction especially if first-time blinkers have the desired effect. Swanwick Shore never figured on his debut in soft ground at Newbury while Chantecler, a half-brother to a winner over a mile, is preferred to fellow newcomers Chauvelin and Oskar Denarius.
Chantecler Authorized gelding out of Snow Goose.
Chauvelin Sir Percy gelding out of Enforce.
Oskar Denarius (IRE) Authorized gelding out of Elizabethan Age.
Swanwick Shore (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 7th of 11, 15l behind Strait Run (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Takreym (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Slowly away towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Rock Of Dreams (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Persian Bolt (USA) 13-2 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Don't (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Sleeper 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 15l behind Matalleb (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.