Mountain Lion finished ahead of Rasameel at Chester last time but VENEZIA makes more appeal on his debut fourth at Sandown. Lady Cecil's colt gets a speculative vote up against a host of well-bred newcomers in this. The latter group includes Battersea, a half-brother to Group 1 winner Gitando Hernando among others, while Ballydoyle colt Johann Strauss has the usual string of fancy entries and could be anything. Dance Of Heroes cost 130,000gns and Sea The Stars' offspring, Seagull Star and Sea Here, are both worth considering, especially the latter who is out of Oaks heroine Look Here. Indus and Wannabe Yours are others to note for the future.
Battersea Galileo colt out of Gino's Spirits.
Clodoaldo (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 12, 13l behind First Flight (9-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Dance of Heroes Danehill Dancer colt out of Helena Molony.
Excellent Royale (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 10l behind Lincoln (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Indus River (IRE) New Approach colt out of Tarbela.
Johann Strauss High Chaparral colt out of Inchmina.
Lucky Jim Lucky Story gelding out of Lateralle.
Mountain Lion (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and no impression over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 9, 8l behind Bow Creek (9-0) at Chester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Protected Exceed And Excel colt out of Pink Stone.
Rasameel (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never near leaders, 7th of 9, 9l behind Bow Creek (9-0) at Chester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Seagull Star Sea The Stars colt out of Dash To The Top.
Sea Here Sea The Stars colt out of Look Here.
Venezia (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Windshear (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Wannabe Yours (IRE) Dubawi colt out of Wannabe Posh.
Worthy Spirit (GER) Shirocco colt out of Wakytara.
Lobster Pot Dylan Thomas filly out of Classical Flair.