Both Rostrum Farewell and Shore Patrol showed a glimpse of promise on their respective debuts only to go backwards on their latest starts. Capers Royal Star had the excuse of soft ground for his modest effort at Newmarket last time and is better judged on his earlier fourth at Kempton. But this won't take much winning and the newcomer EXCEL BEST may well be good enough to make a winning start given his yard's good strike rate at this track.
Capers Royal Star (FR) 10-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Pretzel (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Chatsworth Express Redoubtable gelding out of Teo Torriate.
Excel Best Exceed And Excel colt out of Hannah's Dream.
Milo D'acampo Firebreak colt out of Karminskey Park.
Orange Grove 25-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 7th of 8, 29l behind Hartnell (9-2) at Ffos Las 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Rocked The Boat Mizzen Mast colt out of Jazz Jam.
Rostrum Farewell 20-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 6th of 8, 10l behind See The Sun (9-5) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Shore Patrol (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Always behind, last of 14, 25l behind Patentar (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Oct.