CLAIM THE ROSES had an off-day behind today's rival Finn Class at Newmarket in July but returned to winning ways over 6f at this track last time. He's up 8lb for that but remains unexposed and has already scored over today's trip. Beau Nash should go close again after a close-up second over track and trip while Mime Dance also has claims on his recent narrow-margin defeat at Epsom. Dream And Search and Arrowzone have more to find if they're to get involved in the finish.
Claim The Roses (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Switched right start, held up in rear, good headway between horses over 1f out, quickened to lead entering final furlong, pushed along and ran on well, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug beating Lady Frances (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Beau Nash (IRE) 6-5 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Captain Secret (8-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo nov auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Finn Class (IRE) 5-1fav (9-3) Held up in touch, headway near side well over 1f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, headed last strides, 2nd of 10, hd behind Sahra Al Khadra (8-7) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Dream And Search (GER) 9-4fav (9-5) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Royal Banker (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Mime Dance 11-4fav (8-8) Held up in touch, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, chased winner inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Juan Alonso (9-0) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Arrowzone 20-1 (9-0) Slow into stride soon in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 19l behind Bow Creek (9-0) at Chester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.