EMIRATES ROADSHOW gets a tentative nod for division one of the maiden, selected ahead of Barbarian and Dancourt. Godolphin have found some form, and the selections two runs so far have been encouraging; he cost 800 thousand dollars, and is highly thought of, with entries for the Dewhurst next week and the Derby. He's well drawn in 11, and everything seems to point in his favour. Michael Hills' runner Barbarian was slow to break on debut and well beaten by a stable companion; this is a furlong further, which should be a help. Dancourt looks the pick of the three debutantes, but has to overcome a low draw. Sir Michael Stoute's got a good record in this maiden though, winning it four times in the last 9 years. The usual market check's advised given the lack of form, but we'll side with Emirates Roadshow.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 15-8jt-fav (9-3) Raced keenly in touch, lost place over 2f out, 6th of 9, 15l behind Hula King (9-3) at Great Leighs 1m 2yo mdn (4) pol.
Barbarian 11-1 (9-0) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, driven and kept on from over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 10, 10l behind Alyarf (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sept.
Billy Smart (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 14, 22l behind Thunderball (9-3) at Great Leighs 1m 2yo mdn (4) pol in Aug.
Bravo Echo 5-2fav (9-3) Steadied start, held up in touch, hung right from halfway, eased from 2f out, 7th of 14, 6l behind North East Corner (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sept.
Dancourt (IRE) Cadeaux Genereux colt out of Stage Struck.
Devil To Pay 20-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, shaken up 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 10th of 17, 8l behind Control Zone (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sept.
Emirates Roadshow (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 4f out, chased winner 3f out, hampered over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Ra Junior (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
King of Defence 8-1 (9-3) Steady to start, raced keenly in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous final 2f, last of 8, 24l behind Papa Meilland (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn auc (4) gs in Aug.
Kiwi Moon 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, never a factor, 8th of 9, 16l behind Imposing (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sept.
Night Knight (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Prominent, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 13, 8l behind Baariq (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sept.
Prohibition (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 17, 15l behind Redwood (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Shy Prophet Ishiguru gelding, half-brother to winning sprinter Verite.
Takeover Bid (USA) Empire Maker colt out of Seba.
Timbaa (USA) 50-1 (8-9) Slowly away, outpaced and always behind, 12th of 13, 17l behind Tobond (8-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol.