STAR OF ROHM is the most exposed but the competition have plenty of improving to do to catch up with Michael Bell's colt. He went close in a nursery at Ascot last time and a repeat would be good enough in this. Bond Club shaped well enough when fourth on his debut at Doncaster and Hit The Lights occupied the same spot at Catterick on his introduction. George Rooke and Beach Club are worth noting although Anderton represents last year's winning yard and could come out best of the newcomers.
Anderton (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Alarme Belle.
Beach Club Footstepsinthesand colt out of Dunya.
Bond Club 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind A Certain Romance (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Faither Bertolini colt out of Hawait Al Barr.
Fake Or Fortune (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Awkward start, always behind, last of 8, 17l behind Kolonel Kirkup (8-9) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
George Rooke (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Double Fantasy.
Hit The Lights (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Pulled hard in mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Flighty Clarets (8-12) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Just Paul (IRE) 17-2 (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, until ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 8l behind Beat The Tide (8-11) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Lexington Blue 11-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon driven forward, switched right to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 8l behind Kolonel Kirkup (8-9) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Mash Potato (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear and pushed along, never a factor, 8th of 10, 17l behind Lastchancelucas (8-10) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) hvy in May.
Multifact Multiplex gelding out of Subtle Move.
Pour La Victoire (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Keen chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 8l behind Bircham (9-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Shepherds Bow 33-1 (9-3) Carried left start, soon outpaced in rear, never a factor, last of 7, 15l behind Stand Of Glory (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Star of Rohm 7-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in last pair, ridden and good headway over 1f out, driven and staye don inside final furlong, went 2nd final 75 yards, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Carlton Blue (8-7) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.
Misu Mac Misu Bond filly out of Umbrian Gold.
Pleasant Moment 14-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 21l behind Intibaah (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Rosy Ryan (IRE) Tagula filly out of Khaydariya.