Trading Profit won a match at Leicester as he liked but had earlier finished behind Morning Post. The latter has decent claims back over 7f and can reverse earlier running with Kickboxer. The unbeaten Piping Rock scored in heavy ground last time and should have the measure of stablemates Day Of Conquest and Anticipated, but something was amiss with Lyn Valley at Newmarket last month. Invincible Strike makes more appeal than Extra Noble and Cordite but GALIWAY gets the vote. An easy winner at Saint-Cloud on his debut, despite the narrow winning margin, it will be no surprise if the French raider proves good enough in this better company.
Anticipated (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 23, 4l behind Ventura Mist (8-7) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) gf.
Cordite (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Made all, ridden and ran on final furlong, comfortably, won at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft beating Lacock (9-0) by 7l, 7 ran.
Day Of Conquest 9-4 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, edging left when carried slightly left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace and no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Scotland (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 2yo stks (3) gd in Sep.
Extra Noble 7-4fav (9-0) Held up in last pair, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, quickned to lead entering final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 1m (3) pol beating Top Tug (8-10) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Galiway (9-2) won at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2yo stk sft in Sep beating Beaumontel (9-2) by shd, 9 ran.
Invincible Strike (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leader stands side, merged with centre group halfway, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Stars Above Me (8-2) at Leicester 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Sep.
Kickboxer (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, driven over 2f out, effort over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 17, 8l behind Aeolus (9-5) at York 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Lyn Valley 7-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 15, 13l behind Toofi (8-7) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Sep.
Morning Post 20-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 23, 1/2l behind Ventura Mist (8-7) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) gf.
Piping Rock 5-2fav (9-3) Steadied start, held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon quickened clear, ran on well, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo nov stk (4) hvy beating Hartnell (9-3) by 4l, 5 ran.
Trading Profit 4-7fav (9-2) won at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (3) sft, 2 ran.