NICE ARTY scored easily over course and distance when dropped into claiming company. Jamie Osborne's charge has a penalty to overcome but is still preferred to another recent course winner in Trinity Lorraine as the latter's victory came over 7f. Those two look likely to fight this one out unless Touche De Rouge improves for the longer trip as the remainder have yet to show any form worthy of a mention.
Nice Arty (IRE) 7-2 (8-5) Made all, steadied pace over 4f, quickened pace over 2f out, clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol beating The Wallace Line (8-2) by 5l, 8 ran.
Trinity Lorraine (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4f out, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Tyrsal (9-2) by 3l, 8 ran.
Touche De Rouge (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 1f out, some headway, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 10l behind Jazzy Lady (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Flying Author (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) With leader, driven 3f out, lost place over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 7, 17l behind Personal Opinion (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Big Kenny 50-1 (7-11) Slowly into stride, always behind, tailed off, 8th of 10, 23l behind Aristocracy (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Sep.
Hasta La Vista 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 3f out until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 13l behind Earthflight (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Sarlat 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, lost place over 2f out, last of 6, 17l behind Bint Malyana (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.