Yarra River, Texan Star and Poor Prince are the three against the field in a maiden where the market should be watched, with POOR PRINCE taken to step up on a promising debut. Yarra River has run with promise on both starts to date, only run out of it in the closing stages in what seemed a decent contest at Epsom. The most experienced runner in the race, Yarra River looks sure to give a good account. Texan Star has a combination of speed and stamina in his pedigree and showed some quality too when chasing home a useful type on debut at Newbury. He should progress from that sound effort and will be thereabouts. Exuberant before the start on his debut, Poor Prince was only touched off close home in a decent Sandown affair, and his trainer Clive Cox knows where he stands as far as decent juveniles go having landed a Group Two event here on Wednesday. Poor Prince hails from a yard in form and can take this.
Akula (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Behind, headway over 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd, inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Nideeb (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Bin Shamardal (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Lonely Ahead.
Destination Aim Dubai Destination colt out of Tessa Reef.
Fancy Star 33-1 (9-3) Took keen hold in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 17l behind Emerald Commander (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.
Gomrath (IRE) Lomitas colt out of Diner De Lune.
Invincible Soul (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Licorne.
Love Delta (USA) Seeking The Gold colt out of Delta Princess.
Music Maestro (IRE) Oratorio gelding out of Adjalisa.
Poor Prince 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden and stayed on well until headed and not pace of winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Dreamspeed (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Stags Leap (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 11, 9l behind Cadley Road (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Texan Star (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, chased winner after, not quicken and no impression final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Emerald Commander (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.
Yarra River 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner and every chance 2f out, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Dubawi Phantom (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.