It looked the penny had dropped with TARBAWI at Lingfield last time. Caught on the line by previous winner Pira Palace, the Godolphin gelding can open his account today. Mazaaher posted a better effort at Lingfield last time and Rottingdean may finish a lot closer here after a modest debut in soft ground at Nottingham. Tebbit is another likely improver and the newcomer Atlantis City, a 120,000euros purchase, is worth noting in the betting for the Hannon team.
Atlantis City (FR) Elusive City colt out of Feld Marechale.
Ebony Roc (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 10th of 12, 12l behind Mission Approved (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
King Of The Danes 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Carry On Sydney (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Mac's Superstar (FR) 40-1 (9-3) Dwelt mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 12l behind Van Der Neer (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Mazaaher 4-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, moderate late progress, 8th of 12, 5l behind Manazel (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Rottingdean 6-1 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, some headway approaching final furlong, never near leaders, 9th of 17, 8l behind Goodwood Mirage (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Sabre Rock 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division on inside, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Chengho (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Secret Rebel 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place when slightly hampered inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 19l behind Fort Knox (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Tarbawi (IRE) 3-1fav (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, caught post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Pira Palace (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Tebbit (USA) 40-1 (9-3) Slowly away towards rear, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 8l behind Correspondent (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Captain Caroline Multiplex filly out of Nut.
Visit Copenhagen (USA) Speightstown filly out of Nomistakeaboutit.