Rossa Corsa was far from disgraced when fifth to Morning Post in a valuable sales race at Doncaster last time. He should give another good account while Lone Warrior has been very highly tried since making a winning debut over 6f here and wasn't beaten far at Epson on Sunday, thought that was over an extra quarter-mile. Ffos Las scorer Hartnell also drops back in distance and may not have the speed of PIPING ROCK. Richard Hannon's colt ran green on his introduction at Ascot but still managed to make all and the extra yardage here shouldn't be a problem. The selection's stable companion Baby Bush won at Newbury on debut and was taking on Group 3 company next time - she shouldn't be dismissed out of hand.
Hartnell 15-8 (9-2) Prominent, led over 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Ffos Las 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep beating Monsea (9-5) by 4l, 8 ran.
Piping Rock 7-2 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul beating Makhfar (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Rosso Corsa 12-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, behind, headway 3f out, chasing leaders when not much room inside final 2f, stayed on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 21, 2 1/4l behind Morning Post (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Sep.
Lone Warrior (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Led, steadied pace 5f out, quickened over 3f out, ridden and pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, 3rd when hampered on rail inside final furlong, switched right and stayed on again in closing stages, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Scotland (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 2yo stks (3) gd in Sep.
Baby Bush (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden rover 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 19l behind Ihtimal (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.