Those with solid form in the book don't seem to set too demanding a standard and TOUCAN TANGO is preferred on his handicap bow for the Peter Chapple-Hyam team. He showed little on two of his three juvenile outings but wasn't disgraced in a good Newbury maiden won by Baptist when seemingly unfancied. Richard Hughes is an interesting booking for the yard and this looks a good starting point for the new campaign. Soldiers Point failed to fire in an above average Wolverhampton handicap but was well backed and it will be interesting to see if the money comes again. Newmarket third May Be Some Time and dual winner Beach Babe look best of those with better form figures in front of their name.
Educated Son 6-1 (9-3) Switched right start, took keen hold and held up in rear, not clearest of runs over 2f out until headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Skeleton (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Beach Babe 9-2fav (9-2) Pushed along to chase leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace when not much room inside final furlong, lost 2nd place near finish, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Dragonera (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol.
May Be Some Time 33-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, outpaced over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Iron Step (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Crystal Sky (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Held up in touch on inner, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Dragonera (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol.
Toucan Tango (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 13l behind Sadler's Risk (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Illustrious Forest 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Hernando Torres (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Soldiers Point 9-2 (9-2) Steadied and switched left start, always behind, 10th of 12, 14l behind Ishikawa (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hawridge Knight 100-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden well over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 11, 21l behind Elas Diamond (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Miskin Diamond (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Went right start, chased leaders, lost place 3f out, last of 11, 17l behind Cadmium Loch (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Rasteau (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out and soon weakened, eased final furlong, 10th of 12, 18l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
No Refraction (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Held up in 7th and off the pace, some headway on outside over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 8l behind Henrys Air (8-13) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.