VIVID BLUE found only one too good on her debut over 6f at Newmarket last month. She looks to have the strongest form and will have no problem with the extra furlong here. Stablemate Fast Or Free has a bit of improving to do to, but Oblitereight has shown enough in a couple of placed efforts on the Polytrack to suggest he can go close. Galician, Safari Sunseeker, Saaboog and Panettone are others open to improvement, while Solar Deity makes most appeal of the newcomers.
Critical Point 33-1 (9-3) Behind, outpaced halfway, soon beaten, last of 11, 36l behind Press Baron (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Fast Or Free 40-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 6th of 15, 9l behind Ellaal (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Oblitereight (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Led after 2f, pressed 2f out, ridden 1f out, headed towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Ahzeemah (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Royal Dutch Nayef colt out of Shersha.
Safari Sunseeker (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Gloriam (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Solar Deity (IRE) Exceed And Excel colt out of Dawn Raid.
Strategic Action (IRE) 80-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, ran green outpaced and always behind, last of 9, 27l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-3) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Oct.
Vagabond King 100-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 13, 47l behind Holly Martins (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Galician 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression with winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Starboard (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Mariannes Piccolo filly out of Madurai.
Panettone (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 13, 7l behind Kailani (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Oct.
Royal Gig Val Royal filly out of Sainte Gig.
Saaboog 18-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, not clear run over 3f out or well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 8l behind Starscope (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Oct.
Vivid Blue 6-1 (8-12) Dwelt held up in touch, headway 2f out, led 1f out, ridden and ran on, headed final strides, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Muaamara (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.