COMPTON BLUE looks the part on paper and is selected in the hope that he also looks the part on the racecourse. If Tarruji and Wedding Band fail to improve on the modest form that they've shown to date then Club Tahiti and Dunes Queen may emerge as the biggest dangers. Club Tahiti boasts one of the more attractive pedigrees as she is a half-sister to the yard's talented three year old Clowance. The yard's runners often come on for the run though and she may not come into her own until next season. Dunes Queen is the third foal of the top class Queen's Logic, this filly's half-brother made a winning debut at this track in the same month of 2006; she has an entry in the Irish 1,000 Guineas. Tarruji and Winning Band have shown little but represent big yards and so are excused for the time being but Compton Blue may not have to be above average to land this. He's a half-brother to the stable's progressive sprinter Edge Closer who won his sole start at two. A little cut in the ground shouldn't be a problem, the trip looks fine and his stable saddles the odd winner in this division which all adds up to Compton Blue being the answer.
Al Sayed Tobougg colt out of Wrong Bride.
Compton Blue Compton Place colt, half-brother to prolific 6f winner Edge Closer.
Freedom Fire (IRE) Alhaarth colt out of Feel Free.
Tarruji (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 15th of 18, 16l behind Alazeyab (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sept.
Winning Band (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 10, 14l behind Alyarf (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sept.
Club Tahiti Hernando filly out of Freni.
Dicey Affair 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away and always behind, 11th of 13, 38l behind Silver Games (9-0) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) gf in Aug.
Dunes Queen (USA) Elusive Quality filly out of Queen's Logic.
Hekaaya (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Slowly away, soon pushed along in rear, well behind final 2f, last of 10, 17l behind Huntdown (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sept.
Katie Higgins 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along, struggling halfway, tailed off, 10th of 11, 32l behind Mishrif (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn auc (5) sft in Sept.
Sakhee's Pearl Sakhee filly out of Grey Pearl.