A modest maiden but it looks YA HAFED's race for the taking if he handles the surface. He put up his best effort so far when fourth at Wolverhampton on his reappearance and a repeat effort should be good enough in this company. Northhumberland has experience of the track but not the form to threaten the selection while Baileys Agincourt and Osgoodisgood were both beaten out of sight on their turf debuts last year. However, Jack's Rocket is a half-brother to a winner on Fibresand and is worth noting on his debut on the Flat.
Ay Tay Tate (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 13l behind Illuminative (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct '09.
Jack's Rocket 66-1 (10-12) Held up well in rear, took keen hold, headway 5th, soon hung left and weakened, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Danceintothelight (10-12) at Hexham 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) hvy in Nov, 8 ran.
Northumberland 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, no chance with winner, weakened to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Powerful Presence (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Tobayornottobay 50-1 (8-11) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway 5f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 17l behind Gearbox (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (6) pol.
Baileys Agincourt 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, ran green and badly outpaced in rear, tailed off over 4f out, 13th of 14, 34l behind Swindy (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Nov.
Osgoodisgood 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 35l behind Escholido (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Ya Hafed 7-4fav (8-6) Led briefly soon after start, prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Tijori (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.