The handicapper rates BIONDETTI a 13lb better horse than Darej and while there's probably much less between them, the former does gain our vote. Mahmood Al Zarooni's charge impressed with a thoroughly professional debut display and as the second and fourth both won next time that form looks strong. He holds an entry in the Group Two Beresford Stakes at the Curragh and can justify that by beating Darej, who himself is Group One entered. He was backed into 1/2 on debut, suggesting he does plenty at home, and this 170,000$ purchase looks a colt of some potential. The booking of Richard Hughes aboard Above All, an unraced stable companion of Darej, suggests he's worthy of respect as does the fact he's the half-brother of a seven furlong debut winner who holds a Royal Lodge entry and the market will prove a solid guide. Ari Gold and Jinky look to be making up the numbers having shown little on their respective debuts.
Biondetti (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug beating Buthelezi (9-3) by 1l, 17 ran.
Darej (USA) 1-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug beating His Grace (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Above All Nayef colt out of Anyaas.
Ari Gold (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Green and went left after start, behind until some late headway, 8th of 14, 10l behind Cai Shen (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Jinky 40-1 (9-3) Ran green and soon pushed along towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 7l behind Days Of Summer (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.