As ever with selling races some horses appear to be chucked in at the ratings and that's certainly the case with Sophie's Beau but the selection has to be BOLD RING who is certainly the form horse in the race. He gets a short head verdict over Piazza San Pietro. The selection's latest second to Rough Rock reads very well in the context of this race. Rough Rock has looked a real improver this year and even though Bold Ring is out at the weights he should go well. Kieren Fallon is a very eye catching jockey booking on Andy Haynes' horse. This son of Compton Place hasn't been in great form lately but his stable do very well in this grade and he must be respected accordingly. Sophie's Beau is best in at the weights but doesn't look the most straight forward of horses so we'll return to Bold Ring for the win.
Titus Gent 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 8th of 15, 4l behind West Leake (8-9) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Come On Buckers (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Led, ridden inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, soon hung left and one pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 6l behind Sirjosh (8-0) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
King's Sabre 14-1 (8-1) Steadied start and switched left, held up, switched to outer over 5f out, ridden and headway 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 10l behind Wotatomboy (8-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Piazza San Pietro 6-1 (9-12) Went right start, took keen hold in rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden, weakened entering final furlong, eased, 11th of 12, 12l behind Dream Win (9-0) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Bold Ring 10-3 (8-12) Tracked leaders, switched outside and headway 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Rough Rock (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Mandhooma 20-1 (8-4) With leaders, ridden halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 8, 22l behind Sometsuke (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Baby Judge (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) With leaders on outside, lost place over 3f out, weakened and behind 2f out, last of 11, 24l behind Hathaway (8-8) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Feeling Fragile (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 14l behind Rio Mist (9-4) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 10-3 (9-1) Ponied to start, reared leaving stalls, pulled hard, rapid headway over 4f out, soon chased leaders, driven inside final 2f, soon beaten, 7th of 10, 13l behind Imperial Delight (9-1) at Brighton 6f mdn stks (5) gf.