Poetic Power made a big improvement on his debut effort to finish third on soft ground at Nottingham last week. He should be in the shake-up here but one of the newcomers could prove good enough and AIRD SNOUT makes most appeal. He's a half-brother to three winners including the useful Arch Swing, who scored on her debut, and David Simcock's charge is preferred to Almuder and the Godolphin debutant Shihab. The rest are hard to fancy though Frederickthegreat and Flashman should finish closer than last time.
Aird Snout (USA) Giant's Causeway colt out of Gold Pattern.
Almuder Intikhab colt out of Adraaj.
Flashman 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 11, 17l behind Future Security (9-3) at Redcar 1m 1f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Frederickthegreat 25-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, weakened over 3 fout, 8th of 14, 11l behind Assizes (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.
Gabrial The Prince (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Dwelt soon close up, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 15, 23l behind Swedish Sailor (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Great Nicanor (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Started very slowly, soon pushed along in rear, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, last of 6, well behind Quick Bite (8-12) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Aug.
Harry Buckle 66-1 (9-0) Raced wide held up, ridden 3f out, effort when hung right over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 8th of 12, 11l behind Encke (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Oct.
Poetic Power (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 2l behind Cubanita (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Shihab (IRE) Dubawi colt out of Baya.
Silver Native (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 27l behind Holly Martins (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Sir Dylan Dylan Thomas gelding out of Monteleone.
Tis Rock 'n' Roll (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Always in rear, raced center halfway, last of 14, 45l behind Handsome Man (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Kittens 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 8th of 15, 9l behind Shirocco Star (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) gf in Oct.