NAUTILUS looked in need of the experience when failing to keep a straight line on his recent debut at Lingfield. Sent off favourite, he still finished third ahead of Ihtikar and John Gosden's colt can make amends in this. King Munro will be winning this season judged on his third at Wolverhampton in October, while it would be no surprise to see an improved effort from Seamless on his reappearance. High Time Too has some catching up to do with the principals, but Royal Signaller is worth a second glance in the betting on his debut.
Cracker Mill 66-1 (10-11) Chased leader, pushed along 4f out, lost 2nd over 3f out, weakened inside final 3f, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind West Wizard (10-11) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (4) sft in Mar.
Princess Willow 13-2 (9-4) Took keen hold, led 1f, chased leader until 6f out, went 2nd again well over 1f out until ridden inside final furlong, faded towards finish, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Thane Of Cawdor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Reach The Beach 12-1 (9-9) Ridden leaving stalls, prominent, went 2nd after 1f until over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 28l behind Sizzler (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol.
Ihtikar (USA) 11-4 (8-7) Tracked leader 8f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Warrigal (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
King Muro 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out when short of room, ran on, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Glory City (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Nautilus 2-1fav (8-7) Close up, effort on outer when not handle bend 2f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Warrigal (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Royal Signaller Dylan Thomas colt out of Whirly Bird.
Seamless 50-1 (9-0) Soon held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never on terms, last of 9, 11l behind Telescope (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
High Time Too (IRE) 10-3 (8-7) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, soon chased leaders on outside, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Rainbow Beauty (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.