Santo Prince is the type to improve with experience but will be qualified for nurseries after this and that's probably where his immediate future lies. There are one or two nicely-bred newcomers in this including 40,000gns yearling A Certain Romance and Bartack, who is half-brother to a juvenile winner in Italy. But Luca Cumani's two-year-olds often need a run so we'll take him on with Roger Varian's ROCKY GROUND, who has some fancy entries later in the year and cost £105,000 - he should have the pace for this.
A Certain Romance Invincible Spirit colt out of Tiger's Gene.
Bartack (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Bentley's Bush.
Echo Of Silence (FR) Sandwaki colt out of Statia.
Plexolini 20-1 (8-11) Raced wide in touch, headway 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Risky Rizkova (8-9) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.
Rocky Ground (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Keriyka.
Santo Prince (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Held up, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, some late headway, never in contention, 5th of 10, 10l behind Toronado (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
The Obvious Choice Royal Applause colt out of Crackle.
Whitford (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) 10th of 11, 21l behind Havana Gold (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Likelikelikelikeit Avonbridge filly out of Rutland Water.
Marvelous Miss (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, hampered on rail over 4f out, always behind, 6th of 7, 10l behind Harleys Rocket (8-9) at Lingfield 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gd.