TAMARKUZ shaped with some promise on his debut at Newmarket and Saeed Bin Suroor's charge can land this with normal progress. Red Avenger didn't get into top gear until the race was over at Leicester on his first start and should finish closer today but Alcaeus has proved a disappointment so far and Hartwright was still well beaten despite finishing third at Folkestone last time. Saved By The Bell and Rockpool are newcomers to note for the future.
Alcaeus 16-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 12l behind Royal Prize (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Canadian Red 12-1 (8-12) Always in rear, ridden 5f out, never on terms, last of 8, 16l behind Lea Valley Black (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Echo Brava 80-1 (9-3) Went left start, towards rear, ridden and struggling over 2f out, 9th of 11, 16l behind Filfil (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Epic Battle (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place well over 2f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Chief Inspector (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Hartwright 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd inside final 3f, driven soon after, no chance with winner when no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Brazen (9-3) at Folkestone 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Red Avenger (USA) 13-2 (9-3) In rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 7l behind Jalaa (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jun.
Saved By The Bell (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Eyrecourt.
Tamarkuz (USA) 9-2 (9-3) In touch, pushed along 3f out, switched right well over 1f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Ashdan (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Bugsy's Babe 40-1 (9-0) Started very slowly, outpaced, never on terms, 8th of 9, 19l behind Hoodna (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Jul.
Rockpool Rock Of Gibraltar filly out of Waterfall One.