Several have scope here but NINE REALMS sets a demanding standard, having delivered two really promising efforts in good-quality maiden company at Newmarket and Kempton. A reproduction of either performance would almost certainly suffice here unless there's a highly talented newcomer on show. Elysian warrants careful market inspection as a Galileo newcomer representing Sir Michael Stoute whose inmates are running so much better after a quiet start. Razorbill showed distinct signs of promise on his sole Doncaster outing last term and looks an interesting sort for the Hills team to work with while Highly Skilled and Tafawuk could also improve from latest outings.
Bosonic Phoenix Reach gelding out of Antigoni.
Cape Explorer 33-1 (9-3) Keen in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 15, 33l behind Anomaly (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Capitol Gain (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, driven over 3f out, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 20l behind Kahruman (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Highland Duke (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 12l behind Born To Surprise (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Highly Skilled 10-1 (9-0) Started slowly, always behind, 10th of 14, 14l behind Mizwaaj (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Little Bucks 40-1 (8-9) Chased leader, hard driven halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Vivid Blue (8-4) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Nine Realms 7-2 (9-3) Led early, disputed 2nd, ridden and effort 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on to chase winner towards finish, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Mawasem (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Razorbill (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 16, 7l behind Gregorian (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Scarborough Rock 66-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 28l behind Sir John Hawkwood (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) sft.
Tafawuk (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, not much room 2f out, ridden and stayed on into mid-divison final furlong, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 14l behind Kahruman (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Cape Joy (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 10th of 11, 27l behind Rassam (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Elysian Northfields filly out of unknown dam.
Miss Socialite 40-1 (9-0) Pulled hard tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 22l behind Secret Quest (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) sft.
Vickers Vimy 20-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 10th of 14, 29l behind Vow (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) sft in Apr.