won at Musselburgh last back-end before taking a six-furlong nursery across the Devil's Dyke on the Rowley Mile.
He was replaced by Dean McKeown on Royal Rebel and the locally based Michael Richardson on Acicula
Mark Johnston, who trains Gaelic Storm, is responsible for the other Savill hopes, Royal Rebel in the Group 3 Stockholm Cup over a mile and a half, and Acicula
in the Listed Nickes Minneslopning over a mile on dirt.
, who finished three lengths or so in front of Pips Magic at Lingfield a week ago, is a more likely danger.
I think that Munjiz, Mitcham or Acicula
will win, but that is hardly a blinding revelation.
finished a fine fourth from a middle draw to Midhish Two in a more competitive event at Lingfield last Saturday, where she was racing off the same mark as today.
After being beaten a head by Mizhar (2lb better but from a stable going through a poor patch) off 85 in early October at Newmarket, Acicula
returned to win a nursery off 89.
10 Lingfield) and it is Acicula
, racing in the first colours, who catches my eye at 10-1 as the best value in the race.
I run Acicula
for Peter in the Tote Handicap at Lingfield.
Winners like Acicula
, Almaty, Mutawafek and Rainbow Ways all won their races from very close to the pace, and while we cannot predict the wind for this afternoon, be prepared for a similar scenario.
Time after time, the top weights do well in nurseries, as yesterday's win for Acicula