AXDAVALI showed promise when runner-up at Chantilly on his recent debut with the re-opposing Chant D'automne well beaten and should be winning at this level on that evidence. The selection was beaten at Chantilly by a horse trained by Andrea Marcialis and the latter runs the newcomer Ethiopia in this. She’s a half-sister to three winners and preferred to First Folio and Comporta of the newcomers while Magic Sword looks a likely improver representing Jo Hughes’ yard.
Magic Sword (FR) (9-2) 5th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Penny Whistle (8-12) at Angers 5f mdn stks hvy in May.
Chant D'automne (FR) (9-2) 5th of 8, 10 1/4l behind Giulio Cesare (9-2) at Chantilly 5f mdn stks gs in May.
Axdavali (FR) 4-1 (9-2) 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Giulio Cesare (9-2) at Chantilly 5f mdn stks gs in May.
Comporta (FR) (9-2) 8th of 10, 5 1/2l behind Tortola (9-2) at La Teste De Buch 5f mdn stks in May.
First Folio Dark Angel colt out of Lilian Baylis.
Ethiopia (FR) Dabirsim filly out of Dance Toupie.