There is little between these four runners on official ratings and they are better judged on potential. Silenzio is the only one of the quartet not to have won and Richard Hughes' presence on the more exposed Futurism suggests he's the stable's first choice. The latter scored over C&D last time, but Derby entry Musawama won what looked a better race over today's trip at Lingfield on his recent return to action. SWINDY beat subsequent dual winner Indian Jack over a mile at Nottingham in November and, with this longer trip sure to suit and Paul Cole rattling in the winners, the son of Hurricane Run gets the vote.
Futurism 9-2 (8-8) Made all, quickened clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar beating Moresweets 'n Lace (9-9) by 5l, 7 ran.
Musawama (IRE) 13-8fav (8-7) Settled in mid-division, strong headway from 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden clear approaching final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Viking Storm (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Silenzio 4-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 10, 5l behind Yaseer (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Swindy 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon under pressure, kept on, all out towards finish, held on well, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Nov beating Indian Jack (9-3) by 1/2l, 14 ran.