MUNJAZ was beaten only a nose over a mile here in October and the half-brother to a Listed winner is expected to appreciate today's longer trip. Paul Hanagan prefers him to Mustadaam and the Gosden colt gets the vote. Dante Stakes entry Wrangler made a promising start in soft ground at Yarmouth and Venezia wasn't beaten far when third at this track in October. Wahgah, Eye Contact and Ian's Memory are others likely to improve this year while Ayrad, Connecticut and Min Alemarat are all newcomers to note for the future.
Abdication 50-1 (8-8) Took keen hold in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, last of 9, 20l behind Arab Spring (10-0) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Austerian Mastercraftsman colt out of Singed.
Ayrad (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Sweet Firebird.
Connecticut New Approach colt out of Craigmill.
Eye Contact 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind God Willing (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Ian's Memory (USA) 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 4th of 11, 1l behind Billingsgate (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Min Alemarat (IRE) Galileo colt out of Baraka.
Munjaz 5-4fav (9-5) Bumped and hampered start, prominent on outer after 2f, led over 3f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, rallied close home, just failed, 2nd of 12, ns behind Moontime (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Mustadaam (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In touch, headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 18, 6l behind Master The World (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Mustamir (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Led until over 4f out, rallied over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 9, 17l behind Miner's Lamp (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
The Corsican (IRE) Galileo colt out of Walklikeanegyptian.
Venezia (IRE) 15-8fav (9-5) Close up, ridden and hung left over 1f out, driven and ran on near finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Seagull Star (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Oct.
Wrangler 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt held up, headway over 2f out, pushed along and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Mannaro (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Every Time Pivotal filly out of Time Away.
Lara Lipton (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Steadied start, behind, outpaced before halfway, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 15l behind Water Hole (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Telegraphy (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, 11l behind Regardez (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.
Wahgah (USA) 10-11fav (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Night Song (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Aug.