No surprise to see the horse with the best recent form is RIOT OF COLOUR given Ralph Beckett has won three of the last four renewals. Today's representative finished runner-up in a big field at Newmarket on her reappearance and can go one better here. Keyaadi just failed to catch the winner at Thirsk on his recent debut and can figure along with Poole Harbour and Qannaas, if the latter pair are forgiven their latest below par efforts, while Well Painted is related to a host of winners and 95,000 euros purchase Niger is a half-brother to a Group 3 winner among others. Both are worth a second glance in the betting on their debuts.
Anton Chigurh 10-1 (9-3) Switched left and steadied after start, in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 10l behind Pearl Secret (9-3) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Oct.
Ascription (IRE) Dansili colt out of Lady Elgar.
Basingstoke (IRE) Elusive City colt out of Ryninch.
Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Aazif (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Keyaadi 7-2fav (9-3) Raced keenly in mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right to challenge, chasing winner when edged left under pressure inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Dos Amigos (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gs.
Niger (IRE) Pivotal colt out of Tithcar.
Poole Harbour (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 17l behind Balady (8-12) at Goodwood 7f 3yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Qannaas (USA) 4-1fav (9-0) Unseated rider on way to start, keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Cogito (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Register (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) In touch, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 5th of 14, 6l behind Mizwaaj (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Sondeduro 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 14, 8l behind Mizwaaj (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Sword In Hand Exceed And Excel colt out of Valhalla Moon.
Tickin Time Royal Applause colt out of Ticki Tori.
Well Painted (IRE) Excellent Art gelding out of Aoife.
Dame Shirley Haafhd filly out of Welsh Diva.
Imperial Elegance 100-1 (8-5) Outpaced and always behind, 13th of 15, 18l behind Mighty Ambition (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Love Tatoo (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd near finish, nearest finish, 3rd of 18, 13l behind Sentaril (9-0) at Newbury 7f mdn fll stks (4) sft in Apr.
Princess Steph (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leading trio, ridden 2f out, went 3rd on inside over 1f out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Muarrab (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Red Hot Secret 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Personal Touch (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Nov.
Riot of Colour 8-1 (9-0) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, ran on and just held, 2nd of 19, 1/2l behind Perfect Step (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gs in Apr.
Tea Cup 10-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden on outside over 2f out, never reached leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Salford Art (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf in Aug.