Ujagar and Zamra have been going well of late but all their form figures derive from artificial surfaces and this will represent a significantly different challenge for both. Both look best watched for now. Blue Atlantic shaped well in four juvenile starts and begins the new campaign off an acceptable mark but LOCH MA NAIRE houses a similar profile and the daughter of Galileo just shades the vote. She seems certain to relish the step up to 1m4f and looks just the sort to leave her juvenile form behind this term off a feasible handicap mark.
Ujagar (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, readily, won at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Libeccio (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 3 ran.
Blue Atlantic (USA) 11-2 (9-5) Raced wide in touch, ridden and slightly outpaced 3f out, ran on final furlong, went 3rd final strides, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Fair Flutter (8-3) at Beverley 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Running Wolf (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 43l behind Firecruise (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Loch Ma Naire (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 7, 4l behind Personal Opinion (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Zamra (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, kept on well, never able to challenge, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Collaboration (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Come On Sunshine 100-1 (9-5) Keen close up, steadied back to rear over 7f out, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Fun Mac (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Layla's Red Devil (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 5l behind Sequined (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Sirpertan 4-1 (7-10) Dwelt, in rear, hood came loose after 2f, pulled up after 3f, in a race won by Maxie T (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft, 7 ran.