SILCA'S DREAM was just touched off over 5f at Bath on his second start. The Oasis Dream colt should appreciate the step back up to 6f here and sets the standard. Scott Dixon has been firing in the winners lately so his filly Robyn, fourth on her debut at Southwell, has to be worth a second look but Exotic Guest is proving difficult to place and may lack the scope of a few of these. Moe's Place is a half-brother to a 6f winner and may well prove the pick of the newcomers but Betzyoucan looks the type to flourish on the all-weather over the winter and Barbs Princess may need more time.
Bluegrass Blues (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and effort inside final 2f, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Shrimpton (8-12) at York 5f 2yo mdn (4) hvy.
Exotic Guest 15-2 (9-7) Raced centre in touch, effort approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Darkening (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Moe's Place (IRE) Acclamation gelding out of Sahara Sky.
Mont Signal Pivotal gelding out of Anse Victorin.
Ocean Power (IRE) Papal Bull gelding out of Petticoat Power.
Paddy Burke Bertolini gelding out of Feathergrass.
Silca's Dream 11-8fav (9-3) Led, hard ridden and headed over 1f out, soon hung left under pressure, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 5, ns behind Keep The Dream (9-3) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Barbs Princess 15-2 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 26l behind Upward Spiral (9-0) at Sandown 5f 2yo stks (5) gd in May.
Betzyoucan 12-1 (8-12) Outpaced towards rear, never made any ground, eased from 1f out, last of 9, 21l behind Royal Aspiration (9-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Robyn 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Smart Spender (9-3) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs.