Great Demeanor took a step forward at Kempton last time when only beaten a length. He makes more appeal than Handsome Stranger and Plenum though Spirit of Success is not so easily dismissed on his debut effort at Thirsk during the summer. Staffhoss looks a likely improver but so does CONSIGN, a respectable fifth at Kempton on his debut and taken to open his account for a yard with an impressive strike rate at this track. Hurry Home Poppa makes his racecourse debut but the brother to high-class Group winner Banimpire is worth noting.
Consign 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, shaken up over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 8, 3l behind Tartary (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
First Sargeant 5-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, raced keenly, held up towards rear, driven 3f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 6l behind Horsted Keynes (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Great Demeanor (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, stayed on to re-take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Plunder (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Handsome Stranger (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden into 5th and no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 7, 8l behind Probably (9-5) at Limerick 7f 2yo mdn gd in Jun.
Hurry Home Poppa (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of My Renee.
Instinctual 200-1 (9-3) Raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 17l behind Mighty Yar (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Plenum (GER) 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 14l behind El Buen Turista (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Rapscallion Deep (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Lucina.
Staffhoss 16-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on well to chase leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Kuantan One (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Striking Echo Striking Ambition colt out of Sunderland Echo.
Lady Malet 3-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 9l behind Jodies Jem (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Passionate Diva (USA) Street Cry filly out of Roshani.
Spirit of Success 16-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 23l behind The Lark (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.