STRING THEORY finished third in a blanket finish to the Wood Ditton at Newmarket last month. Plenty of winners usually come out of that contest and Marco Botti's charge should be up to landing this. Coolmore are involved in the ownership of Lucanin and he's been persevered with after finishing fourth at Sandown last May but Duke Of Perth will probably be better for this seasonal reappearance. The selection's stablemate, Reminisce, is related to winning sprinters and fellow newcomers Al Baahi and Bravestar are others to note but Mutanaweb makes most appeal of the debutants. He cost 200,000gns and is a half-brother to Prix de L'Abbaye winner Total Gallery among others.
Lucanin 11-8fav (8-12) Raced keenly, led, joined 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, lost 2 places final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Trade Commissioner (9-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in May '12.
On My Own (TUR) 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, some headway and staying on same pace when hampered on inside 2f out, no impression after, 6th of 13, 11l behind Father of Science (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) sft in May '12.
La Rosiere (USA) Mr Greeley filly out of Snowtime.
Princess Spirit 100-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and switched left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 11l behind Dream Wild (8-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll stks (5) pol in Apr.
Al Baahi (IRE) Shamardal gelding out of Lanzana.
Brave Acclaim (IRE) 80-1 (9-5) Slowly away, always in rear, last of 16, 35l behind Cape Peron (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Bravestar (IRE) Lawman gelding out of High Fidelity.
Duke Of Perth 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 4th of 10, 7l behind Crop Report (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Marlborough House 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 8l behind Lion Beacon (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Mutanaweb (IRE) Tamayuz colt out of Diary.
Reminisce (IRE) Oasis Dream colt out of Sedna.
String Theory (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Reared start, towards rear, headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Ajraam (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf in Apr.
Mrs Mann (USA) Mizzen Mast filly out of Dixiana Delight.