|1st||Dawn Twister (GER)||2/1|
|1 (3)||51010-1||Midsummer Sun 14||4||8-12||I Mongan||Sir H R A Cecil||102||8/11|
|2 (1)||364369-||Dawn Twister (GER) 168||5||8-9||L Morris||Mrs L Wadham||105||2/1|
|3 (5)||413365/||Steuben (GER) 692||6||8-9||M Fenton||B Curley||100||18/1|
|4 (2)||1/11154-||Troopingthecolour 253||6||8-9 t||T Hamilton||S Gollings||89||6/1|
|5 (4)||132832-||Ibicenco (GER)||4||8-8||L M Cumani||K Fallon||112|
Three of the five entries, IBICENCO, Dawn Twister and Steuben, are imports from Germany, the former pair being ex-stablemates. The former ended last season with a brilliant half-length defeat by Campanologist in a Group 1 at Cologne and an entry in the Gold Cup suggests he's regarded as a future top stayer. Dawn Twister, a Listed winner on heavy ground, also ran in smart company and looks a very nice acquisition for Lucy Wadham and though Steuben hasn't been seen for almost two years he also had form at Group level and anything sent from this yard has to be noted. Midsummer Sun has the benefit of a recent run having comfortably landed a Lingfield handicap and is progressing very nicely while Troopingthecolour completed a hat-trick last summer after missing the whole of 2010.
Midsummer Sun 4-1 (9-3) Raced wide throughout, close up, led over 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) pol beating Ithoughtitwasover (9-0) by 2l, 10 ran.
Dawn Twister (GER) (9-1) 9th of 16, 10l behind Tac De Boistron (9-1) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 7f Listed stks (1) hvy in Nov.
Steuben (GER) 6-1 (9-0) 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Night Magic (9-2) at Hoppegarten(GER) 1m 3f Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun '10.
Troopingthecolour 20-1 (9-6) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, 4th of 20, 5l behind Crackentorp (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Ibicenco (GER) (8-11) 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Campanologist (9-6) at Cologne(GER) 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.