FAILASOOF finished a promising third on his debut at Kempton in October behind Splash Point who has subsequently won the UAE 2000 Guineas in Dubai. It remains to be seen if the 650,000 dollar purchase is good enough to take up his entry in the Derby, but he should be good enough to take this. Barnmore has plenty of stamina on his dam's side and looks likely to appreciate the longer trip after finishing fifth over 7f back in November, but Barnum will need to step up on what he's shown so far to figure. Enriching is improving with experience and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Barnmore 40-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 4l behind Sirius Prospect (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Barnum (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Held up in 5th, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 5l behind Tornado Force (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Enriching (USA) 12-1 (8-10) Steadied start, held up in 5th, headway over 2f out, went modest 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Carrick A Rede (8-10) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Failasoof (USA) 40-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, kept on, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Splash Point (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct.
Osgoodisgood 7-1 (8-7) Went right start, tracked leader 7f out until ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 11l behind Tagansky (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Beauchamp Zest 12-1 (8-12) Slowly away, in rear until good late headway, never nearer, 6th of 11, 7l behind Cool Macavity (8-10) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Black Feather Avonbridge filly out of Fly South.
Imperial Fong 16-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in last pair, ridden over 3f out, switched right over 1f out, some progress inside final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 11, 7l behind Govenor General (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.