Aird Snout was third at Wolverhampton on last month's debut and looks sure to be thereabouts once again, but CALIFORNIA ENGLISH was placed at the same track on his latest start when runner-up to Prince Alzain and that form looks the stronger. A winner has already come out of the race so Marco Botti's charge gets the nod to open his account. Sujet Bellagio is another to have run into a place at Wolverhampton on his debut, while the newcomers worth noting for any strong support include Fortieth and Fifth, Cape Savannah and Archina.
Aird Snout (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Shihab (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
California English (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Prince Alzain (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Cape Savannah Cape Cross colt out of Lady High Havens.
Dark Castle Dark Angel colt out of True Magic.
Flash Crash Val Royal colt out of Tessara.
Fortieth And Fifth (IRE) Lemon Drop Kid gelding out of Maugusta.
Godber (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, outpaced by leaders final furlong, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Broxbourne (8-6) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jun.
Green Legacy (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Held up, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 12l behind Instrumentalist (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Masters Blazing 100-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 9th of 12, 11l behind Instrumentalist (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Phenomena Galileo colt out of Something Exciting.
Sujet Bellagio 6-1 (9-3) Behind, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to go 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
The Young Master 100-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 12, 24l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Archina (IRE) Arch filly out of Cross Your Fingers.
Midnight Sequel 66-1 (8-12) Slowly away, ran green and always in rear, 9th of 10, 19l behind Cavaleiro (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.