A tough race to call but it may be worth sticking with JANOUB NIBRAS. He's accumulated a 6lb penalty for his three wins at Kempton but was an impressive winner at that track last time and could just edge this. Both Linguine and Oasis Cannes competed in Listed company in the French provinces earlier this month and acquitted themselves well. The latter seems to handle all types of going and looks a real threat while Gabrial's Kaka won his debut in good style at Chester and could find enough improvement to get involved in this better company.
Janoub Nibras (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd going well and switched right just over 1f out, led inside final furlong, quickened up well, readily, won at Kempton 1m Conditions Stakes (2yo) (4) pol beating Snowboarder (9-0) by 2l, 5 ran.
Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Made virtually all, clear over 1f out, soon edged left, stayed on, won at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd beating Gabrial The Thug (9-3) by 4l, 9 ran.
Linguine (FR) (8-13) 5th of 8, 4l behind Melodique (8-10) at Lyon-parilly(FR) 1m 2yo stk sft.
Oasis Cannes (9-2) 2nd of 7, 4l behind Alterite (8-12) at Craon(FR) 1m Listed (2yo) (1) gs.