Oxford Thinking was beaten further when second here last time than he was when fourth on his earlier debut. Dubaitwentytwenty makes more appeal on last month’s debut second at Kempton while Cartavio and Dreamofdiscovery will likely finish closer today. But this won’t take much winning and TOUCH OF PARADISE may prove good enough on her introduction. The Coolmore-owned Frankel filly is a half-sister to a winner and preferred to the other newcomers including stablemates Crindle Carr and Spiritofhayton.
Scannermandango 40-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up, never dangerous, last of 6, 22 3/4l behind Notte Illuminata (9-0) at Newcastle 1m mdn fll stks (5) pol in Dec.
Cartavio (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always behind, 8th of 11, 9 1/4l behind Cliffs Of Capri (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Crindle Carr (IRE) Compton Place gelding out of Arley Hall.
Dreamofdiscovery (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Held up, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 8 1/2l behind Brittanic (9-5) at Newcastle 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Elite Icon Sixties Icon gelding out of Sailing Days.
Oxford Thinking (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, driven over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Poetique (9-5) at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Spiritofhayton (IRE) Big Bad Bob colt out of Teodelight.
What's Up Walter Stimulation gelding out of Pose.
Dubaitwentytwenty 11-2 (8-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders on outside, went 2nd inside final 2f until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Buzz (8-13) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Touch Of Paradise (IRE) Frankel filly out of Ramruma.