This is a potentially informative maiden as several look capable of going on to better things. Art Of War ran green on debut at Ascot in September but kept on nicely once the penny dropped. She's Gorgeous was third on her debut at Yarmouth in October when trained by Lady Cecil and Courageous Rock ran well in a couple of starts and looks likely to make a better three-year-old. FAST DELIVERY finished ahead of the latter at Doncaster in September, however, despite missing the break. Well bred, he started favourite that day so must have been showing something at home and there is likely to be plenty more to come this season - the Godolphin colt has a Derby entry. Sacred Act and Slemy are newcomers to monitor.
Art Of War (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Stealth Missile (9-0) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Ayrad (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Sweet Firebird.
Bourbon Prince 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, ridden 4f out, 10th of 11, 30l behind Shimba Hills (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Courageous Rock (USA) 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leader, every chance entering final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 2l behind Tanqeya (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Fast Delivery 5-2fav (9-5) Slowly away, took keen hold and headway to track leaders 6f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon lost 2nd and weakened to 4th towards finish, 4th of 10, 6l behind Pupil (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gs in Sep.
Light Of Asia (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Always in rear, 8th of 10, 6l behind Hooded (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Sacred Act Oasis Dream colt out of Stage Presence.
Slemy (IRE) Raven's Pass colt out of Wolf Cleugh.
Tzharr (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Netrebko.
She's Gorgeous (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) In touch, switched left 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Asyad (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.