Aliante has looked very moderate and failed to sparkle in soft ground at Doncaster last time after a better effort on firm going at Salisbury. ROC DE PRINCE cost 30,000gns as a yearling and 130,000 euros as a two-year-old but didn't make his debut until last month when runner-up to the long odds-on Biographer. The remainder were well beaten and Richard Fahey's charge looks one to follow. Another eye-catcher, also at Doncaster, was The Baronet, who made a very promising first appearance there last week behind Moodhill. He's by Sir Percy out of a 1m6f winner so the 7f would have been much too short and, by the way he stayed on at the finish, he will be well suited by this trip. Albillanbaz didn't enjoy the clearest of runs on his debut at Redcar and looks best of the remainder.
Albillanbaz (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and switched right over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 13l behind Star Deal (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
In The Crowd (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 4l behind Rosselli (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) gd in Jun.
Roc De Prince 14-1 (8-13) Slowly away, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out to chase leaders, went 2nd 2f out, no impression, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Biographer (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
The Baronet 16-1 (9-3) Towards rear and outpaced, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Moodhill (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Totom Chief 8-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, faded final furlong, 5th of 13, 14l behind Ballyheigue (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.
Aliante 11-1 (9-6) Led until over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, no extra closing stages, last of 6, 6l behind Nicholascopernicus (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Seagoing 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 13, 14l behind Cardinal Walter (8-13) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Sweet Grace 33-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, hung left from 2f out, kept on, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 10l behind Clon Brulee (9-6) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.