Pool House made a fair start at Sandown and though a beaten favourite at Newmarket subsequently that looked a better race than this. China In My Hands hasn't shown much and never really got competitive at Bath last time so this can go to STAR CODE. Richard Hannon's colt made his debut at Windsor and, after missing the break, he gave plenty of encouragement when third to his odds-on stablemate Musical Comedy. With progress expected he can get off the mark. Roring Samson is related to several winners and any money for him should be noted but Classic Mission finished last on his debut at Windsor.
Classic Mission 66-1 (9-0) Started slowly, outpaced in rear, headway on outside halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 17l behind Zampa Manos (9-2) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Pool House 3-1fav (9-2) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Ghazi (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Roring Samson (IRE) Art Connoisseur colt out of Marju Guest.
Star Code (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, edged left and headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Musical Comedy (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
China In My Hands 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Fear Or Favour (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo nov stk (5) fm in Aug.