Elidor was a disappointing favourite in October having gone close at Goodwood earlier in the same month. Welsh Wizard came in for support on his latest start over today's trip at Doncaster, but could only manage third in the soft ground, and Thorpe will need a big improvement on last year's modest efforts as he steps up in distance. With doubts surrounding those with experience, a chance is taken on the newcomer, LIBERTARIAN. Elaine Burke's colt can count the smart Group 3 winner, Prince Siegfried, among his winning relatives and an entry in next month's Dante at York suggests he's shown plenty of promise at home.
Elidor 15-8fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 11l behind Mister Impatience (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Libertarian New Approach colt out of Intrum Morshaan.
The Welsh Wizard (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Incorporate (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Thorpe (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 13l behind Mujazif (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.