Ralph Beckett's string is going well and CHEMICAL CHARGE, who won with plenty in hand on his debut at Salisbury, can give the weight away to Kempton nursery winner Prince Of Paris, who is thoroughly exposed, and Natural Nine. The latter hasn't been finding a great deal at the business end and might benefit from a slight drop in distance. Take Note was well beaten at Newmarket and may need more time.
Chemical Charge (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, led over 1f out, ran on, won at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct beating Subcontinent (9-5) by 3l, 11 ran.
Prince Of Paris 14-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden on outsidew ell over 1f out, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led near finish, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct beating Cascading Stars (9-4) by 1l, 14 ran.
Natural Nine (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led early, prominent, led again 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Heatstroke (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct.
Take Note (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt always in rear, 13th of 15, 10l behind Suffused (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn (4) gs.