Timeform provide a runner-by-runner guide to the Group 3 Sagaro Stakes, run this year at Kempton due to the abandonment of Ascot's Wednesday card...
Colour Vision was better than ever when third in Cesarewitch and then placed in Ascot Group 3...
Electrolyser generally struggled in pattern company last year despite running respectably, and similar story in Dubai this winter. Back to winning ways in Nottingham listed race latest, but bit more needed.
Red Cadeaux took a step forward when hammering rivals in Curragh Group 3 (1¾m) in June, and similar level of form when placed in Melbourne Cup (beaten in photo)/Hong Kong Vase. Leading player back in Group 3.
Barbican proved a revelation last year having been unraced for Aidan O'Brien, winning 6 times including a listed race here on final start. Not as good at this trip at Meydan latest, but needs considering.
Colour Vision's third win of 2011 in 2¼m Pontefract minor event in October. Better than ever when third in Cesarewitch and then placed in Ascot Group 3. More to come and respected on debut for new yard.
Solar Sky stepped up on maiden success with creditable second in Queen's Vase at Royal meeting, and ended campaign with listed third back at Ascot. Solid reappearance behind Electrolyser, but more needed.
Thimaar won 1½m Newmarket maiden in July, but improved stepped up to 2m when taking Ascot handicap on final 2011 outing. Gelded over winter and improved again to win C&D handicap latest. More to come.
1. Colour Vision
2. Red Cadeaux
Timeform Verdict: Red Cadeaux sets the standard on form and should go well, but narrow preference is for Colour Vision, who did very well for a 3-y-o in tough staying races for Mark Johnston at the back end of last season, and there could be more to come from him this year. It would also be no surprise to see Thimaar acquit himself well stepping out of handicap company.