PATEGONIA steps up a furlong on the back of a length defeat at this track last month. John Gosden's colt is fancied to find the necessary improvement and open his account. He's No Angel has a bit of catching up to do if he's to match the selection while Autrisk is preferred to stablemate Shockingdancer after a modest debut at Kempton. The Great Gabrial and Zafaraban try their luck over a shorter distance and newcomer Omotesando is worth a second glance on his first start.
Dorlesh Way (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders early, soon dropped into mid-division, pushed along 5th, weakened 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Saints And Sinners (10-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
He's No Angel (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride and pushed along in rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, effort on inner and stayed on again inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Frontier Fighter (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Pategonia Evensfav (9-5) Broke smartly, raced wide in touch, headway 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Stormbound (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 4-5yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Quintain (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headway entering final 2f, kept on to go 2nd near finish, no threat to winner, 2nd of 5, 20l behind Kabbaas (8-10) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs.
The Great Gabrial 11-4 (9-5) Steadied start, took keen hold and soon chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, no chance with winner, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Wyborne (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Zafaraban (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 4th of 5, 17l behind Suffice (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Autrisk (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Off the pace in 6th, pushed along over 3f out, weakened entering final 2f, 7th of 11, 6l behind Ningara (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Omotesando Street Cry gelding out of Punctilious.
Shockingdancer (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced on outside over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 11l behind Naru (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Dolly Bantry 40-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 26l behind Naalatt (8-9) at Southwell 1m mdn fll (5) fbs.