DASHING STAR made a big improvement on his debut at Newmarket when finishing third in soft ground back at the same track a fortnight ago. Any further progress should see him off the mark in this. Admiralofthesea and Tajheez have to some catching up to do if they're to figure but the well-bred Dame Nellie Melba will have come on for her recent debut at Newmarket. Newcomer Arabian Skies is related to five winners and is worth a second glance in the betting along with fellow debutant Shwaiman.
Admiralofthesea (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 8th of 17, 8l behind Goodwood Mirage (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Arabian Skies (IRE) Authorized colt out of Chaturanga.
Dashing Star 50-1 (9-3) Keen close up, ridden over 2f out, switched left and hampered over 1f out, edged left approaching final furlong, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Mujazif (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Heights Ridge 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon in rear and badly outpaced, 7th of 8, 15l behind General Direction (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Oct.
Jebulani 16-1 (9-3) Went left start, held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 13l behind Rhombus (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.
Prokeel (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Always in rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 12l behind Ennistown (8-9) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
Roy Rocket (FR) 40-1 (8-7) Always towards rear, 14th of 17, 18l behind Goodwood Mirage (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Shwaiman (IRE) Authorized colt out of Blue Lightning.
Spats Colombo 33-1 (9-3) Always in rear, outpaced halfway, last of 9, 18l behind Surge Ahead (9-3) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Tajheez (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 8th of 12, 16l behind Tawhid (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
The Mighty Peg 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders over 4f, gradually weakened, 9th of 14, 11l behind Singersongwriter (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Zain Eagle 12-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 3f out, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 13l behind Crop Report (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Beautifulwildthing 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 9l behind Intrigo (8-13) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Dame Nellie Melba 16-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 19l behind Desert Image (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Oct.
Miss Tiger Lily 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt and went right start, behind, pushed along halfway, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 14l behind Alta Lilea (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (4) gs in Oct.