Connections of MOCENIGO will be hoping he settles better this year as he ran much too freely when well beaten in the Royal Lodge last time. An earlier close-up fourth in the Solario at Sandown is the best form on offer and Peter Chapple-Hyam's Dante Stakes entry gets the nod on his return. Cap O'Rushes looks a real threat despite failing to land the odds behind stablemate Restraint Of Trade at Newmarket in November but Incorporate has the more recent form. The latter beat the disappointing Space Ship in a maiden at Doncaster last month but has plenty to find on today's terms, as do both Contributer and Cruck Realta.
Cap O'rushes 4-7fav (9-0) Chased leading pair, switched right 4f out, headway to challenge winner and every chance over 1f out, ridden and ran on, always looked held, 2nd of 3, 1/2l behind Restraint of Trade (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 2yo stks (3) sft in Nov.
Contributer (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Thouwra (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Incorporate 4-1 (9-5) Made most, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar beating Space Ship (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Mocenigo (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Steadied start keen in touch in rear, ridden when short of room and hampered entering final furlong, never a factor, last of 8, 14l behind Steeler (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Cruck Realta 4-7fav (7-12) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon headway, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Salisbury 6f 2yo aut (3) gf in Jul beating Ask The Guru (8-11) by 1/2l, 5 ran.