STAR OF ROHM has had plenty of chances but none as easy as this. He's dropped in class after his latest fourth to Baddilini in a Haydock handicap and should be opening his account today. Emirates Echo is not far behind on official ratings and despite being a losing favourite at Brighton last time, he looks the main danger to the selection. North Pole, Al Udeid and Floating Along are all expected to improve while Classy Trick is worth noting on his debut.
Al Udeid (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, short of after 1f, effort 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Line Of Reason (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Classy Trick (USA) Hat Trick colt out of Classiest Gem.
Cuban Tash 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt, mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 18l behind Tamarkuz (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Emirates Echo 8-15fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, pushed along halfway, hung persistently left on camber from over 2f out, never in it, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Buy Art (9-3) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Forbidden Fruit 12-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 8l behind Valais Girl (8-12) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
North Pole 11-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Grace Hull (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Space Artist (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, led, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 12l behind Chelwood Gate (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jun.
Star of Rohm 13-2 (9-1) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Baddilini (9-7) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp (2) fm in Sep.
Floating Along (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Held up in last trio, switched right over 2f out, ran green and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get into contention, 4th of 10, 6l behind Malilla (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo stks (4) gf in Aug.
Lobelia 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 11th of 13, 17l behind Melbourne Memories (8-12) at Ascot 6f 2yo aut (2) sft.
Prom Dress Mount Nelson filly out of Dress Code.