THOMASGAINSBOROUGH is in all the top races and, like most of his stablemates, will have needed his reapearance at Dundalk. His pedigree suggests he was always likely to make a much better three-year-old over middle-distances so it was a bonus that he scored as a juvenile. He can take this though Cameron Highlander made a big impression when landing what looked a very strong Redcar maiden and this expensive Galileo colt has the makings of a high-class performer. Goldoni returned to action with a good run behind Kingsdesire at Doncaster while Mister Music won over an extended mile here in September, though he only had three to beat. Both Cravat and Unex Michelangelo will need to improve but both are capable of doing so for their powerful yards.
Mister Music 28-1 (8-13) Set steady pace, quickened pace 3f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Stipulate (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Thomasgainsborough (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, 6th halfway, ridden under 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong without troubling first 2, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Piri Wango (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol.
Cameron Highland (IRE) 6-5fav (8-11) Close up and keen, led over 7f out, clear from 3f out, very easily, eased towards finish, won at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gs beating Sunpass (8-11) by 8l, 14 ran.
Cravat 11-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort on outside 2f out, kept on same pace, lost place inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 7l behind Chapter Seven (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Goldoni (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon headed, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Kingsdesire (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Unex Michelangelo (IRE) (8-11) 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind All Shamar (8-11) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2yo lst stk hvy in Nov.