Minneapolis has already gone close on a couple of occasions, including when runner-up to Devil To Pay over a longer trip at Fontwell latest. His proven stamina will stand him in good stead on this stiff track but GALIOTTO should have more scope. Gary Moore's son of Galileo showed a nice turn of foot to score on his debut at Plumpton and is clearly suited by fast ground. Gordy Bee should improve on his C&D third while Getaway Driver has shown promise in bumpers but Arco Felice was a modest maiden on the Flat.
Galiotto (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division and off the pace, smooth headway travelling well before 3 out, tracked leader 2 out, upsides last, led soon after, ridden out, won at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Mar beating Ragdollianna (10-7) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Gordy Bee (USA) 28-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place but still in touch after 3rd, went 3rd approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Lifestyle (11-5) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Minneapolis 33-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, headway on inside from 6th, chased leaders from next, led 2 out, joined and hit last, ridden and headed flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Devil To Pay (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Getaway Driver (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Chased leader until ridden over 2f out, soon held by leaders, one pace, 6th of 16, 16l behind Josh's Dreamway (10-11) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Arco Felice (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Ran without declared tongue tie, chased leaders, ridden over 4f out, outpaced final 3f, went 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 13l behind Shamardal Phantom (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb (flat).