HANSEATIC is related to four winners, including the useful Group 3 winner Stronghold. John Gosden's colt is preferred to fellow newcomers El Calafate and Morinda and this won't take much winning. Stormbound has gone backwards since a fifth at Kempton in May and Shawka has the better recent form with an improved effort at Sandown in August. Made Of More is making steady progress but was still beaten over seven lengths when third at Newmarket and Spark Of Genius was also beaten a long way when placed at Kempton last time.
El Calafate (USA) Mr Greeley colt out of Jive Talk.
Hanseatic Galileo colt out of Insinuate.
Made Of More 50-1 (9-3) Raced far side tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd post, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Zamdy Man (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Rockalong (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 12th of 15, well behind Albasharah (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Stormbound (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt, prominent, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 12l behind Volcanic Wind (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Morinda Selkirk filly out of Morning Queen.
Shawka 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Fulney (9-0) at Sandown 1m mdn fll stks (5) gd in Aug.
Spark Of Genius 66-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd last 75 yards, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Volcanic Wind (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.