PALAVICINI rates the one to beat and is consequently selected. Lasso The Moon, Sopranist and Conclusive are amongst some likely looking newcomers who could pose a threat. The John Dunlop trained colt will be short enough but his form entitles him to be sent off at cramped odds here. He shaped well on debut before being well supported to land a conditions race over this course and distance. He didn't do anything wrong that day, the form is strong and he may yet take up one of the big race engagements that he holds. Holberg and Saborido are from yards whose juveniles are running well but neither has done enough on the course to be put forwards with confidence. There are some choicely bred newcomers on display as one would expect; they include Sopranist, Conclusive and Lasso The Moon with the last two of particular interest being related to Royal Confidence and Simply Perfect respectively. Reference to the market is advised but Palavicini is likely to be a warm order on his return to racing in maiden company.
Bin End King's Best colt out of Overboard.
Border Patrol Selkirk colt out of Ffestiniog.
Canton Road Galileo colt out of Welsh Diva.
Conclusive Selkirk colt out of Never a Doubt.
Directorship 50-1 (9-3) Slowly away, green in rear, made some headway final furlong, never in contention, 7th of 11, 10l behind Classic Vintage (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sept.
Great Western (USA) Gone West colt out of Pleasant Temper.
Hilbre Point (USA) Giant's Causeway colt out of Lady Carla.
Holberg (UAE) 12-1 (9-3) In touch, driven over 2f out, edged left and one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind The Miniver Rose (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sept.
Lasso The Moon Sadler's Wells colt out of Hotelgenie Dot Com.
Mystic Prince Dubai Destination gelding out of winning miler Hazy Heights.
Pagan Flight (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Always behind, ridden halfway, struggling over 2f out, 16th of 18, 18l behind Alazeyab (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sept.
Palavicini (USA) 10-11fav (8-12) Raced keenly, tracked leader, led entering final 2f, headed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Taameer (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2yo stk (2) gd in Sept.
Saborido (USA) 50-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind State Banquet (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Sermons Mount (USA) Vicar gelding out of Ginny Auxier.
Sopranist Singspiel colt out of Trefoil.
Zulu Moon Passing Glance gelding out of Mory Kante.
Ditzy Diva 66-1 (8-12) Always rear group, never on terms, last of 14, 42l behind Perfect Citizen (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol in Aug.
Spinning Joy 66-1 (8-12) Slowly aways, always behind, 11th of 12, 18l behind Dialogue (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) pol in Sept.