BARNABY BROOK scored over 1m2f here back in March and has every chance at the weights as he drops in class. He gets the nod ahead of Pixie Cut, a winner in France for Stan Moore in August. The latter's stablemate Star Of Namibia has also been racing in France but has yet to win while Syrenka is up against higher rated rivals than she beat in a seller here a fortnight ago. The less-exposed Wrecking Ball may well reverse running with the latter on only his second start of the year.
Artistical (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, driven and modest progress over 1f out, never any chance, 7th of 12, 19l behind Amulet (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Star Of Namibia (IRE) (8-11) 3rd of 11, 5l behind Faerie Reel (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 1m 7f 3yo clm gd in Oct.
Barnaby Brook (CAN) 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 9l behind Epic Battle (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Wrecking Ball (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in touch, closed 3f out, challenged and edged right 2f out, soon led, headed just over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Syrenka (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Lucky Black Star (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, plugged on from 2f out to take modest 4th over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 10, 17l behind Atalanta Bay (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Pencombe (FR) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 16l behind Syrenka (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Pixie Cut (IRE) (9-4) 8th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Mrs Dubawi (9-4) at Deauville(FR) 1m 1f hcp fbs in Oct.
Syrenka 6-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden on outside and closed over 2f out, ran on inside fina furlong, led post, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct beating Estibdaad (9-0) by ns, 9 ran.