The 115,000gns colt, Ardaal, is worth a second glance on his debut but a few of these have already shown enough to suggest they can win an ordinary maiden. Hold On Tight made a pleasing debut when third at Newmarket in September and Royal Signaller went close over track and trip on last month's introduction. THOMAS HOBSON attracted a bit of support on his return at Windsor and ran well enough for third when well clear of the re-opposing Conquestadim. John Gosden's colt gets the nod to lose his maiden tag in this.
This Is Me 10-1 (12-0) Alw pr, cl 3rd 1/2 way, wknd aftr 5out, rr & pu 3out, in a race won by Timesremembered (12-0) at Maralin 3m ire ptp in Mar, 16 ran.
Ardaal Singspiel colt out of Moonmaiden.
Conquestadim 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along to 5th over 3f out, plugged on to modest 4th in closing stages, 4th of 10, 10l behind Powder Hound (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Himalayan Peak 20-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 23l behind Centurius (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Masquerading 50-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 9l behind Pether's Moon (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Royal Signaller 25-1 (8-8) Held up in 6th, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on to 3rd well over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind King Muro (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.
Thomas Hobson 3-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, pushed along, took keen hold and soon chasing leading trio, went 3rd 3f out, green and edged right f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, eased when held towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Powder Hound (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Dawn Beat 8-1 (8-9) Restless in stalls, towards rear, went poor 4th over 1f out, never in contention, 4th of 10, 20l behind Abilene (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol in Apr.
Echoe Beach Echo Of Light filly out of Pomponette.
Fenton 8-1 (8-9) Slwly away, last pair, pushed along over 3f out, went moderate 4th over 2f out, weakened to 5th over 1f out, 5th of 10, 24l behind Abilene (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol in Apr.
Hold On Tight (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Raced far side tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 17, 2 1/2l behind Great Timing (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (4) gf in Sep.
Katie Gale 66-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 11th of 12, 17l behind Press Room (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.