House Of Orange is a half-brother to numerous winners and though he showed little in three starts on Turf should do better in his second season. However, this looks destined for MUMEYEZ. John Gosden's charge has only shown moderate form to date but came up against a potentially decent performer in the Godolphin-owned Elnadwa here in October and wasn't beaten far, form that would be good enough for this. The newcomer Inigo Montoya is bred for hurdling and the remaining pair will need to show massive improvement.
Acton Jenson 33-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 10l behind Ioannou (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Giantstepsahead (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Towards rear in 4th and keen, outpaced and in rear from 3f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 5, 9l behind Villoresi (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
House of Orange (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always in rear, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 5, 31l behind Sesentum (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Oct.
Inigo Montoya Compton Place gelding out of Cugina.
Mumeyez 7-2 (9-3) Led, hung right halfway, headed just over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Elnadwa (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.