Plenty of leading yards on show in this maiden so the market should be monitored closely. Conquestadim and Satwa Story look newcomers of interest, whilst the likes of Thomas Hobson, Furibondo and Powder Hound all showed enough last term on admittedly limited evidence to suggest they have a future. Sir Michael Stoute seems to have his string in decent early-season nick and PERSEPOLIS looks a major contender here. The Dansili colt improved considerably on an ordinary Yarmouth debut when staying on in eye-catching fashion to claim the runner-up spot in a fair Lingfield maiden last October. Appealing as one to follow that day, he can confirm that good impression now.
Brave Helios High Chaparral colt out of Renowned.
Conquestadim Elnadim colt out of Conquestadora.
Furibondo 12-1 (9-3) Keen early mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 6l behind Muhtaris (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
King's Request (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Raced centre, tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 19, 12l behind Seek Again (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Persepolis (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Slowly away held up, pushed along 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Correspondent (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Powder Hound 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway 3f out, switched right over 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 16l behind Mister Impatience (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Satwa Story Street Cry colt out of Satwa Queen.
Thomas Hobson 4-1 (9-3) Slowly away and green in rear, shaken up and headway on outside over 1f out, pushed along and kept on strongly inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Ningara (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Endura 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 18l behind Oilinda (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) sft in Nov.
Noor Al Haya (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Awkwardly away and slowly into stride, always in rear, 9th of 10, 17l behind Jodies Jem (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.