Champagne Style has found one too good in each of his two starts so far and has every chance of going one better here receiving weight from his rivals but it is hard to oppose EMIRATES DREAM, who sets a decent standard and gets the vote ahead of Kalypso King. Richard Hannon's colt showed much improved form for stepping up to a mile when opening his account in a Newbury maiden last week and he has every chance of following up that success today having confirmed his liking for this trip. James Toller's Get A Grip showed promise on his debut here in August before opening his account in good fashion at Kempton the following month and he makes more appeal than Invincible Prince. Ralph Beckett's colt has not progressed from his debut success at Kempton and of more interest may be Rodrigo De Torres. Henry Cecil's son of Bahamian Bounty won well at York first time up and, although disappointing on two subsequent starts on fast ground, the going is likely to be more suitable today. He is not sure to get the trip today though and a better bet looks to be Emirates Dream. Saeed Bin Suroor's colt won well on his York debut and has not been disgraced in two subsequent starts in Group 3 races in France so he looks the one they all have to beat.
Emirates Dream (USA) (9-2) 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Behkabad (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2yo Grp 3 sft in Sep.
Get A Grip (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led 2f out, in command final furlong, driven out towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Sep beating Dahaam (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Invincible Prince (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, soon eased, 5th of 6, 15l behind Raine's Cross (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Sep.
Kalypso King (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Raced on stand rail, made all, shaken up inside final 2f, soon drew well clear, unchallenged, won at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd beating Centurio (9-3) by 7l, 16 ran.
Rodrigo De Torres 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders stands side group, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 16th of 22, 18l behind Lucky Like (8-6) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) gf.
Champagne Style (USA) 10-11fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, switched inside and headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner well inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Zaahy (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Sep.