PURRFECT HERO may be able to get his career of to the best possible start although Kaybeew will be a worthy adversary and Oxiana cannot be dismissed. The selection is the first foal of a talented mare who enjoyed plenty of success for Jonjo O'Neill and he could be a threat to all if he's inherited a fraction of his dam's ability as she won six of her thirteen career starts, including three bumpers. Kaybeew's penalty is negated by the claim of his promising young rider and there was enough to like about his winning debut although the form has yet to really be tested. Oxiana showed ability on his sole start for Dermot Weld at Galway and the form of that race looks respectable if not anything out of the ordinary. Grands Crus never remotely looked like justifying market support on debut but he should know more about the game now and may be able to leave that run behind. One or two others have shown ability and the market should be useful but Purrfect Hero looks a likely sort on paper and gets the vote.
Kaybeew 2-1fav (11-2) Held up in touch, headway over 4f out, led 3f out, shaken up and clear over 1f out, came clear final furlong, easily, won at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (5) hvy in Nov beating Landenstown Star (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Alaccordion 25-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 25l behind L'eldorado (11-0) at Towcester 2m NH flat (5) sft in Nov.
Alaskan Prince (IRE) 5-4 (11-7) Ww, prog to 3rd 4out, not qckn 3out, no impress in mod 3rd last & eased, 3rd of 11, 30l behind Kingsmoss (11-7) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Bringewood Belle 7-1 (10-11) Always prominent, driven, outpaced 4f out, soon ridden, rallied over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to lead near finish, won at Hereford 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Nov beating Some Secret (10-11) by shd, 16 ran.
Brucey Baby Vettori gelding out of Branston Ridge.
Castle Legend Midnight Legend gelding out of Morstoncastle Rose.
Fun Guy 20-1 (11-0) Close up, pushed along over 6f out, soon lost place tailed off, last of 13, well behind Nodforms Violet (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) gd in Oct.
Grands Crus (FR) 11-4fav (10-11) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 17, 22l behind Solway Sam (11-2) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (4) gd in Oct.
Mr Murray (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Chased leaders until ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 9, 12l behind Cashpoint (11-4) at Lingfield 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Oxiana (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra in 3rd entering straight, 4th 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 13l behind Flat Out (11-7) at Galway 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Aug.
Purrfect Hero (IRE) Saddlers' Hall gelding out of Ar Muin Na Muice.
South Stack Alflora gelding out of Mandy Chat.
Super Villan 16-1 (10-7) Prominent, chased winner 7f out until over 2f out, soon outpaced by front pair, 3rd of 8, 17l behind King's Legacy (11-2) at Kempton 2m NH flat (4) gs in Feb.
Tiber River 80-1 (11-4) Always in rear, 11th of 15, well behind Giordano Bruno (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Fairview Sue Alflora mare out of Tall Story.
Saintly Lady (IRE) Old Vic filly out of Ban Ri Ciara.