Richard Hughes chose CRYSTAL NYMPH ahead of Juan Alonso at Salisbury 10 days ago and, though the latter came out best of the pair, sticks with the Rock Of Gibraltar filly here. She can only improve for her debut and can have her revenge and come home in front in this. What About Carlo is eased in grade following a third at Newbury and should make a race of it while Fun Mac, Castle Combe and Elysian Prince are all newcomers to note if attracting market support.
Juan Alonso (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, disputing 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, went outright 3rd final strides, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Starlight Serenade (8-4) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Mariners Moon (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, struggling when hung left final 2f, 9th of 11, 15l behind Chriselliam (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Fun Mac (GER) Shirocco colt out of Favorite.
Skaters Waltz (IRE) Verglas colt out of Xarzee.
What About Carlo (FR) 6-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 12, 1l behind God Willing (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Castle Combe (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Mundus Novus.
Elysian Prince Champs Elysees colt out of Trinkila.
Polar Express 5-2 (8-11) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Born To Fly (8-5) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
Crystal Nymph (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Slowly into stride, last pair, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 4th final furlong, kept on towards finish, not pace to threaten, 5th of 12, 3l behind Starlight Serenade (8-4) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Needless Shouting (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Led narrowly, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Xanthos (8-11) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Assoluta 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Turin (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Softly She Treads (IRE) Azamour filly out of Lady Lucre.