Barney Rebel showed promise in a couple of starts as a two-year-old and is the type to do better over longer trips this season. He makes more appeal than Calaf, who has failed to build on a debut second at Yarmouth. Carousel has much to prove this year and Daliana finished last on her introduction in an ordinary maiden at Kempton earlier this month. Newcomer Dakar will probably need more time which leaves DANISH PASTRY as the likely winner of this. The filly, now with John Gosden, was slowly away on her debut for Hughie Morrison at Kempton and then ran green. But she stayed on nicely in the closing stages under hands and heels riding and is sure to have learned from the experience.
Barney Rebel (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 12th of 16, 11l behind I Love Me (8-2) at Newmarket 7f 2yo aut (2) gd in Sep.
Calaf 12-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Crown Counsel (9-3) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Dakar (GER) Cape Cross colt out of Darakshaana.
Carousel 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out, 16th of 19, 22l behind Make A Dance (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Daliana 7-1 (8-12) Dwelt, soon in touch in 5th on inside, outpaced over 2f out, soon behind, last of 8, 17l behind Metropolitain Miss (8-12) at Kempton 1m Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol.
Danish Pastry 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear and outpaced, struggling over 4f out, headway over 2f out, kept on, never able to challenge, 5th of 9, 14l behind Oceanway (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.