Unmoothaj looks to have the strongest form of last season on his fourth over a mile at Sandown. Unsurprisingly, Paul Hanagan prefers him to Tallaay, well beaten in both starts to date. Just Darcy finished a modest seventh on her debut at Yarmouth over an inadequate 7f but better is expected from her and the recent Wolverhampton runner-up Maakirr. However, any strong support in the betting for the newcomer CONTINUUM could prove significant. He can boast Group 1 winners and former stablemates Passage Of Time and Timepiece among his close relatives so Sir Henry Cecil's colt gets the nod to make a winning introduction.
Continuum Dansili colt out of Clepsydra.
Kalily 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, not handle bend and behind over 3f out, virtually pulled up, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Sigurwana (8-12) at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Maakirr (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 5f out, went 2nd over 3f out, challenged 2f out, carried right entering final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Continental Divide (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Smalib Monterg (FR) 8-1 (9-13) Held up mid-division on inner, headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 10l behind Requested (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Reach The Beach 50-1 (9-6) In touch in 5th, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, no chance after, 8th of 9, 13l behind King Muro (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Don Padeja 33-1 (9-0) Held up, headway on outer 2f out, kept on final furlong, not troubled leaders, 6th of 12, 3l behind Mighty Yar (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Tallaay (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Slow into stride, always in rear, last of 12, 26l behind Muhtaris (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Unmoothaj 3-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, headway to 4th when ran green and edged right over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 10, 3l behind Havana Beat (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Just Darcy 12-1 (9-0) Dwelt in rear, pushed along 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Ghanaian (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.
Whitefall (USA) 50-1 (8-11) Dwelt, in rear, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind Woodland Aria (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol.