Cordite made great strides from his debut at York to chase home Rozene at Beverley and will be much better suited by this two furlongs longer trip. Despot also showed some progress on his second start at Warwick though he'll need to improve again as will Lacock, who has looked one-paced in his two starts over 6f. There are several choicely-bred newcomers here with Roger Varian muddying the waters by saddling a pair though it's the 100,000gns yearling RAPID ADVANCE who looks set for a winning start under Ryan Moore as he's by Medicean out of a mare who won a Listed race over a mile in Germany. Piton is another to watch out for as he's a half-brother to no less than nine winners including Gateman and a Group 1 winner in Germany.
Cordite (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, edged left 1f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Rozene (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Despot (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway towards far side over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind Wickhambrook (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Great Fun Kyllachy colt out of Have Fun.
Lacock 7-4fav (9-0) Dwelt, chased leaders, jumped path over 4f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind True Comment (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Majestic Sun (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, ridden inside final 2f, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 18l behind Our Generation (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Piton Archipenko colt out of Scandalette.
Rapid Advance Medicean colt out of Snow Gretel.
Samhain 50-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 17l behind Wickhambrook (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Yagheer (IRE) Lawman colt out of Dawn Raid.