Baccarat cost 180,000 euros and his dam won as a two-year-old. Paul Hanagan's presence implies he's preferred to stablemate and fellow newcomer Poontoon, but a chance is taken on AL FREEJ. She makes her racecourse debut and the half-sister to a couple of winning sprinters may be good enough to score at the first time of asking. If not, Decision By One looks the one to beat as he went very close over C&D last month with today's rival Naughtical behind. Sweetnessandlight had Italian Ice well beaten when runner-up at Redcar and looks best of the rest.
Baccarat (IRE) Dutch Art colt out of Zut Alors.
Decision By One 7-2 (9-3) Chased winner, ridden and no impression over 1f out until ran on near finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Desert Philosopher (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Jenndale 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, outpaced over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 10, 37l behind Integrity (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Kathleensluckylad (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Disputed lead until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 12l behind Tartiflette (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Poontoon (IRE) Clodovil colt out of Tahtheeb.
Al Freej (IRE) Iffraaj filly out of Why Now.
Bella Ophelia (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 8l behind Fortrose Academy (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Classy Lass 100-1 (8-12) Slowly away, always behind, 10th of 11, 31l behind Press Baron (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Italian Ice 16-1 (9-0) In touch and pushed along, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Takealookatmenow (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Oct.
Maria Montez Piccolo filly out of Easy Feeling.
Naughtical 40-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra and lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 8, 5l behind Desert Philosopher (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Sweetnessandlight 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, outpaced halfway, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Takealookatmenow (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Oct.