Both of GALUPPI's winning relatives scored over 1m4f so this longer trip is expected to suit and Luca Cumani's colt finished ahead of the tailed off High Love when runner-up at Pontefract earlier this month. Talmada showed a big improvement on her reappearance over 1m2f at Newbury where Intense Tango was well beaten and she has leading claims on that form. Norab returned to action at the same track but never threatened and Market Storm will need to step up on his efforts on the all-weather to figure in this.
Galuppi 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, soon pressed winner and stayed on, just held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Champagne Rules (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) sft.
Market Storm (FR) 10-1 (9-5) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression when lost place inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Dutch Rifle (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Norab (GER) 12-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 13, 8l behind Eagle Top (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gd.
High Love 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, ran green in rear, reminders and struggling 4f out, never a factor, last of 11, 29l behind Champagne Rules (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) sft.
Intense Tango 40-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division on inside, pushed along over 4f out, headway chasing leaders 3f out, ridden and outpaced inside final 2f, no danger after, 7th of 12, 16l behind Bright Approach (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gs.
Talmada (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Soon tracking leaders on outside, went 2nd halfway, led insid efinal 2f, ridden and headed 1f out, outpaced into 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Bright Approach (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gs.