Carnaby Street, Lord Zenith and Musaafer look the main players here, with Carnaby Street taken to score and follow up last season's Group success. Lord Zenith landed his maiden in fine style, and then ran a solid race in a Group Two contest next time. Off the course since then, fitness has to be taken on trust. Musaafer looks a talented individual-he too took his maiden in fine style, before being outclassed in the Racing Post Trophy. He is taken on. Carnaby Street progressed remarkably last season, finishing up by taking the Horris Hill on his final start. He showed real tenacity that day, and Carnaby Street may prove too strong for his rivals.
Carnaby Street (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, led near finish, won at Newbury 7f 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct beating Pleasant Day (8-12) by shd, 14 ran.
Florio Vincitore (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Keen, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 12l behind Audacity Of Hope (9-9) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Lord Zenith 9-2 (9-0) In touch, ridden 2f out, bumped inside final furlong, driven, kept on under pressure towards finish, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Silver Grecian (9-0) at Newmarket 7f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Jul.
Musaafer (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, pulled hard, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 11l behind St Nicholas Abbey (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo Grp1 stks (1) gs in Oct.
Zaahy (USA) 9-1 (8-12) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ridden and ran on well, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Sep beating Champagne Style (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.