Officer Drivel returns to maiden company and boasts a higher handicap rating than both Samtu and Blue Oyster. Outback Warrior and Dynamic Ranger look likely to improve further, though they'll both need to if they're to catch up with Anglo Irish. The latter failed to land the odds when narrowly beaten over track and trip last time by Fractal, trained by David Simcock, which should give the handler a good line on the chances of BARYE. A half-brother to a winner in France, he gets a speculative vote ahead of fellow newcomers Miss Crystal and Mymatechris.
Anglo Irish 1-3fav (9-5) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden 1f out, soon hard pressed, headed inside final furlong, kept on, just held near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Fractal (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Barye Archipenko colt out of Oblige.
Dynamic Ranger (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Groovejet (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Mymatechris (IRE) High Chaparral colt out of Splendeur.
Officer Drivel (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 5th of 11, 3l behind Morally Bankrupt (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Outback Warrior (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Soon pushed along towards rear, outpaced over 4f out, ridden and headway 3f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Westminster (9-5) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.
Samtu (IRE) Evensfav (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, headed narrowly entering final furlong, stayed on and every chance when carried right inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Jazzy Lady (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
St Paul's (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, well detatched in rear, headway over 1f out, never a factor, 7th of 10, 31l behind Grandest (9-5) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.
Zealand (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Behind, struggling over 4f out, lost touch 3f out, last of 9, 40l behind Fractal (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Blue Oyster 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no extra when hung left inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 10l behind Secret Suspect (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Dark Tsarina (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, ran green early, in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 12l behind Joyful Friend (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Intensive (IRE) 100-1 (8-1) Prominent on outside, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 11l behind Just One Kiss (9-13) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol.
Miss Crystal Montjeu filly out of Crystal Curling.
Swale Star 50-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, faded, 9th of 14, 5l behind New Colours (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.