Nayef is a past winner of this, though those that followed didn't prove as successful. Richard Hannon has supplied two of the last three winners and Pupil carries his hopes this time around having got off the mark at Doncaster last week. Marcus Tregoning has trained the winner five times in total, including two years ago, and Castle Combe shaped nicely behind the impressive What About Carlo at Goodwood. Pinzolo was a 400,000gns yearling and is a half-brother to three winners. He made a successful start at Newmarket and could be useful though, like Pupil, carries a penalty here. RED GALILEO has only found one too good at Newmarket and York so far and still has an entry in the Racing Post Trophy. He finished ahead of a subsequent winner last time and Ed Dunlop's colt is taken to open his account in this.
Pinzolo 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug beating Sudden Wonder (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Pupil (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway near side 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, strong run to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, readily, won at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gs beating Double Bluff (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Castle Combe (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind What About Carlo (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Observational Galileo colt out of Party.
Red Galileo 15-8fav (9-5) Held up, smooth headway near side approaching final 3f, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Golden Town (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gs in Aug.
What About Carlo (FR) 4-1 (8-13) Led 2f, tracked leader, led again over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, driven and kept on final furlong, won at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug beating Juan Alonso (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.