Lupo D'Oro has solid claims back at this level having been placed in nurseries on his last three starts while Meloneras also made the frame in a handicap a fortnight ago, though she was beaten over three lengths. Kieren Fallon gets the leg up on Fantastic Smartie which suggests she could go close having improved at Wolverhampton last time, while Planet I T finished runner-up here recently and makes more appeal than The Name Is Don, whose recent third came in a seller at Folkestone. However ATHENIAN gets the vote as she cost 26,000gns and, as a half-sister to a couple of winners, will not have to be anything special to land this on her debut.
Lupo D'oro (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders off rail, led halfway, ridden over 1f out, headed final 140 yards, no chance with winner, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Billyrayvalentine (9-0) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gd.
Meet Joe Black (IRE) Red Clubs gelding out of Pascali.
Planet I T (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Heyward Girl (8-2) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
The Name Is Don (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Dwelt badly hampered soon after start, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and chance inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Red Hearts (8-13) at Folkestone 6f 2yo sll (6) gf in Aug.
Athenian (IRE) Acclamation filly out of Ziria.
Clouds Of Glory Resplendent Glory filly out of Rosewings.
Electric Daydream (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Pulled hard in rear, never a factor, 15th of 16, 21l behind Cockney Dancer (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Aug.
Fantastic Smartie 4-1 (8-12) Led, headed 4f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 12, 2l behind Lucky Money (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Invincible Beauty (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of Beautiful Note.
Kaylee 33-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, came stand side over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Red Quartet (8-11) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.
Meloneras 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Roy's Legacy (8-9) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Princess Alessia 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 9l behind Sea Odyssey (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.