Champagne Charley and Anytimeatall will have to improve quite a few pounds to pose a threat to the top three. ROZENE is not the easiest to assess after five runs of varying consistency but she has looked pretty useful when bringing her A game to the table. Her latest effort, fourth behind Pushkin Museum beaten less than two lengths, would just about be good enough here as it stands but the suspicion remains that she's capable of more. Let's hope she's on a going day and completes what could be a good evening for the Barron team. Vodka Chaser and Gulland Rock boast similarly consistent profiles in fair company and are taken to finish in that order with Tim Clark claiming a useful 5lb on Alison Hutchinson's in-form inmate.
Rozene (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, edged right 1f out, stayed on final 100 yards, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Pushkin Museum (9-6) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Vodka Chaser (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind The Dandy Yank (9-7) at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Gulland Rock 9-2 (8-13) Led on rail, pushed along and joined 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Groundworker (9-7) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Champagne Charley 7-1 (8-12) Raced on near side rail initially and off the pace, hung left towards far side halfway, no progress and soon beaten, last of 9, 9l behind Dawn Catcher (9-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Anytimeatall (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) With leader, lost place 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 13l behind Pensax Lad (9-7) at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Bashiba (IRE) 3-1fav (8-6) Mid-division, driven and lost place 3f out, 10th of 11, 17l behind The Dandy Yank (9-7) at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.