Hoarding ended 2-y-o campaign on a high, making all in 1m minor event at Newmarket. Solid effort when third on return in listed race on AW at Lingfield, but below par there since and cheekpieces applied now.
Gabrial's Kaka was successful both starts at 2 yrs, namely a 7f Chester maiden and minor event here (8.5f), despite still looking green (or possibly unsuited by this track). Useful prospect, but stamina to prove.
Another Cocktail is a fairly useful type who didn't need to improve when landing a 5-runner polytrack maiden at Lingfield (1½m) on return. Likely to win more races, but significant step forward required to take this.
Barnaby Brook was well backed prior to seeing off a pair of subsequent winners on return in a 1¼m Kempton maiden last month, building on the promise he showed in second run at 2 yrs. Open to further improvement.
Canadian Run was off for 3 months and gelded prior to getting off the mark on nursery bow at Kempton (1m) in December. Solid effort when runner-up there next time, but likely to struggle up in trip on return here.
Mirsaale stepped up on Brighton maiden victory when third in listed event at Haydock (1m) in September. Below par in valuable Newmarket sales race final start at 2 yrs, but may have more to offer this term.
Mister Impatience looked progressive in maidens last term, easy winner at Nottingham on final start of 2012. Further progress when hammering rivals in 1¼m Doncaster handicap on return last month, and looks the one to beat.
Ocean Applause is fairly useful, but now 0-15 and has failed to fire in 2 starts so far this term.
Operation Chariot won 4-runner 7f maiden at Sandown on debut in June and didn't disgrace himself in better company thereafter. Not at his best on return at Lingfield (AW), but could go well here if stamina holds out.
1. Mister Impatience
3. Operation Chariot
Timeform Verdict: Mister Impatience routed the opposition on his reappearance at Doncaster last month and, though Mirsaale and Operation Chariot will provide him with a sterner test here, he should prove a tough nut to crack.
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