Star Of Rohm sets the standard though it's not a very high one and either Green Monkey or The Dark Wizard may improve past him. The remaining pair with experience make no appeal but Dropping Zone has possibilities as he's a half-brother to Group 3 winner Distinctive. Fellow newcomer DUKE COSIMO cost 130,000gns and is a brother to winning stablemate Duke Of Firenze. Sir Michael Stoute's charge gets the vote to make a winning debut in this company.
Carneades (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 10l behind Smokethatthunders (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Dropping Zone Duke Of Marmalade gelding out of Blue Azure.
Duke Cosimo Pivotal gelding out of Nannina.
Green Monkey 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 17l behind Ferjaan (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Star of Rohm 5-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, hung right over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 9l behind Hard Walnut (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
The Dark Wizard (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Asian Trader (9-12) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Cara Gina 4-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, effort over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 16, 7l behind Natures Law (9-0) at Redcar 6f fll mdn stks (5) gf.