KINGDOM'S CALL made a promising debut at Kempton when finishing a close-up fourth. Charlie Appleby's charge can open his account in this at the chief expense of Avocadeau. The latter did better at Salisbury last time and there should be more to come but Heska has something to prove after a poor effort at Chepstow when stepped up to today's trip. The newcomer Zain Empire is a half-brother to a winner on the all-weather and worth noting for the future.
Avocadeau (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slight lead, narrowly headed 3f out, stayed upsides leader, every chance until leader went by approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, last of 4, 5l behind Shankly (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 2yo nov stk (4) gf.
Hard Divorce (USA) 11-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, weakened soon after, 7th of 10, 14l behind Pupil (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gs.
Heska (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always behind, 9th of 10, 17l behind Ghaawy (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Kingdom's Call (USA) 3-1fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, ran green in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Adventure Seeker (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Mizzeni (FR) (8-11) 9th of 11, 19l behind Artiste Celebre (8-12) at Le Lion D'angers(FR) 7f 2yo mdn gd in Aug.
Zain Empire Dubawi colt out of Just Like A Woman.
Ormer 100-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 19l behind Laurelita (9-0) at Chepstow 7f 2yo stks (5) gd.