Kempton winner Cloudscape is in the Derby and handicap winner Volume is in the Oaks - both should go well on their seasonal debuts. TRIP TO PARIS came up just short in a nursery on the July course here in September but he finished well clear of the rest and the winner subsequently went on to success in Listed company - Ed Dunlop's colt gets the nod. Maiden winners Laugharne, Raven Ridge, Top Tug and Windshear are all worth noting for any support in the betting as they return to action while Lungarno Palace and Rudi Five One are more recent winners.
Laugharne (8-13) 6th of 12, 16l behind Prince Gibraltar (8-13) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2f 2yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Nov.
Trip To Paris (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden and every chance 2f out, soon led, headed final strides, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Chief Barker (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Volume 9-4fav (8-13) Close up, tracked leader over 2f out, ridden to challenge from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Nottingham 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Oct beating Gold Trail (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Cloudscape (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, last trio, last and plenty to do when switched left 2f out, strong run over 1f out, led inside final furlong, forged clear, likely to improve, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Sufranel (9-5) by 3l, 13 ran.
Rosehill Artist (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced centre held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 10l behind Majeyda (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Raven Ridge (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Tracked leaders going well, went 2nd over 3f out, led 2f out, shaken up and clear inside final furlong, eased close home, won at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Oct beating Mayfield Boy (9-5) by 4l, 10 ran.
Top Tug (IRE) 7-4fav (8-10) Held up in last pair, wide on bend 3f out and outpaced, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, closed on winner, never going pace to challenge, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Extra Noble (9-0) at Kempton 1m (3) pol in Oct.
Lungarno Palace (USA) 5-6fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led well over 1f out, soon ridden, hung right under pressure inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Three Cliffs (9-5) by hd, 4 ran.
Rudi Five One (FR) 12-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar beating Mr Gallivanter (9-0) by 1l, 6 ran.
Windshear 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt raced wide in touch, headway to chase leader over 1f out, ridden to lead towards finish, readily, won at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep beating Arantes (9-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.