The consistent ROCK THE STARS ran a blinder at Doncaster and that form has already received a boost when the third, Zahoo, went on to win a competitive handicap at Newmarket. Most of his form is on top of the ground but he appears to handle some cut well enough and has obvious claims of gaining a deserved success. There are, of course, dangers everywhere you look with High Five Society one of the more obvious following easy wins at Nottingham and Leicester when last seen in August. Dream In Waiting is feared following a good run at Newbury, Hail Tiberius has claims whilst it will be interesting to see what the market makes of Gordy Bee who has ability and returns from a lay-off for a new yard that is enjoying a fine time of things.
Curlew (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked winner, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 10, 17l behind Saint Pierre (9-1) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
High Five Society 7-2 (9-8) In rear, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, won at Leicester 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug beating Strategic Mission (9-10) by 4l, 8 ran.
Beauchamp Xiara 8-1 (9-4) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway on outside final furlong, no chance, 7th of 12, 6l behind Ellemujie (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Ocean Transit (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, challenged 3f out, driven to narrow lead inside final 2f, narrowly headed inside final furlong, rallied gamely to lead again post, won at Bath 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Oct beating Oriental Girl (9-10) by ns, 14 ran.
Dream In Waiting 25-1 (9-3) Close up in 5th, headway and taken to race alone towards centre 4f out, soon challenging, ridden to definite advantage over 2f out, driven and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Diamond Duchess (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Buddy Holly 11-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Missionaire (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Oct.
Gordy Bee (USA) 16-1 (9-6) In touch, challenging when not much room approaching 2f out, soon slightly outpaced, rallied to chase winner inside final furlong, one pace and no impression when lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 19, 3 1/2l behind King's Colour (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug '09.
Monkton Vale (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and not quicken over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 7l behind Ellemujie (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Make Amends (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Towards rear, headway 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 6l behind Ocean Transit (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Rock The Stars (IRE) 33-1 (8-1) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Bourne (9-8) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Hail Tiberius 20-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite going pace to challenge, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Goodlukin Lucy (9-2) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
By Command 7-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 17l behind Crocodile Bay (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Tres Chic (FR) 33-1 (8-10) Mid-division, moderate effort 3f out, soon beaten, 9th of 12, 9l behind Farleigh (8-10) at Windsor 1m mdn auc stks (5) gf in May '09.
Aegean Destiny 8-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Royal Swain (9-11) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.