RED GALILEO was only beaten a head in a conditions race at Newbury last time. He'll be fancied open his account in this with Ryan Moore taking over the reins. Zumurudah showed a big improvement to win her maiden at Carlisle though it was soft ground on that occasion while Andy Dandy scored over 7f at Wolverhampton but this is much tougher. Capers Royal Star could have been found an easier opportunity for his debut but should go well.
Andy Dandy (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Ran green and outpaced towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden well over 1f out, strong run on outer inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug beating Half Way (8-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Capers Royal Star (FR) What A Caper colt out of Arundhati.
Red Galileo 6-5fav (8-12) Keen led, ridden 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 5, hd behind Pinzolo (9-2) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (2) sft in Sep.
Zumurudah (FR) 12-1 (9-0) Made all, pushed clear final furlong, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Carlisle 7f 2yo stks (5) sft in Sep beating Dynaglow (9-0) by 4l, 11 ran.