always prominent, led after 3rd, drew clear approaching last, readily
led, keen, not fluent 1st, headed after 3rd, mistakes 5th and 3 out, soon ridden, no extra approaching last, weakened closing stages
held up in touch, took closer order approaching 3 out, chased winner next, mistake last, never able to challenge
chased leaders, not fluent 1st, slow 4 out, outpaced next, rallied into 3rd towards finish
This looks a straight match between QUEL DESTIN and the so-far unbeaten Torpillo. The latter has recorded a couple of wide-margin victories at Sandown but is going left-handed here and wouldn’t want the going to dry out any further. The former appears to handle all types of ground and has already won a Grade 1 and a Grade 2. Capone and Fanzio are likely competing for place money.
Quel Destin (FR) 7-4 (11-0) Made all, driven after 2 out, jumped right last, hard pressed, held on well, won at Chepstow 2m (1) sft in Dec beating Adjali (11-0) by nk, 5 ran.
Torpillo (FR) 3-10fav (11-8) Made all, clear going well before 2 out, hit last, unchallenged, won at Sandown 2m (3) sft in Jan beating Fukuto (11-4) by 22l, 7 ran.
Capone (GER) 4-6fav (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd or 5th, headway on last bend, challenged 3 out, ridden to lead flat, stayed on, won at Ludlow 2m (4) gs in Jan beating Metatrons Cube (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Fanzio (FR) 2-1jfav (11-2) Led, headed 4th, tracked leader, ridden when hit 3 out and 2 out, drive flat, stayed on to lead post, won at Newcastle 2m mdn (5) gs in Jan beating Tomorrow's Angel (10-9) by ns, 8 ran.