Aloha, Balatina and Hannahs Turn were all well beaten in the same race that ROME finished third in at Kempton last month. Sir Henry Cecil's colt will appreciate today's extra distance and can open his account. Absolutely Right has every chance as she showed a big improvement to finish third on her latest outing and makes more appeal than Emerging, beaten over eight lengths when placed at Kempton on his debut. Newcomer Testa Rossa is a half-brother to the decent Foodbroker Fancy and makes more appeal than Carneades of the others.
Carneades (IRE) Exceed And Excel colt out of Ivy League Star.
Emerging 25-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 8l behind El Buen Turista (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Rome 8-1 (9-3) Led, pushed along halfway, hard pressed approaching final furlong, headed closing stages, no extra, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Mystical Sapphire (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Testa Rossa Oratorio colt out of Red Rita.
Zhuba (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) In touch and pushed along, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 14, 10l behind Rayaheen (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Absolutely Right (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Al Jamal (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Aloha 20-1 (8-12) Held up, some late headway, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 10l behind Mystical Sapphire (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Balatina 66-1 (8-12) Pulled hard in touch, under pressure 2f out, soon faded, 10th of 13, 12l behind Mystical Sapphire (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Hannahs Turn 66-1 (8-9) Pulled hard in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 15l behind Mystical Sapphire (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Prom Dress 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced and behind, never a factor, 9th of 10, 20l behind Al Udeid (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.