There was plenty of money for MOST IMPROVED on his debut over C&D three weeks ago but he was mugged on the line by Kinglet. Brian Meehan's colt looks a nice prospect, however, and an entry in the Royal Lodge suggests he's expected to hold his own in better company. With that run under his belt, he can recoup losses today. Many of the big yards are represented in this, however, with Mahmood Al Zarooni saddling three. Trois Vallees, a $375,000 purchase may be the pick while Hefner, fifth in a decent maiden at Sandown at the start of the month, looks the best of Richard Hannon's pair. Alwaaqi and The Queen's Bank Bonus are interesting debutants but will probably need further.
Afaal (USA) Hard Spun gelding out of Alattrah.
Alshmemi (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Awkward start, tracked leader, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 13, 16l behind Kinglet (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Alwaaqi Barathea colt out of Al Durrah.
Arte Del Calcio Manduro colt out of Movie Queen.
Bank Bonus Motivator colt out of Small Fortune.
Colonsay (USA) Kingmambo colt out of Danelagh.
Flugelhorn (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Behind, outpaced when edged left over 2f out, never near leaders, 13th of 17, 15l behind Farhaan (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Goldream 50-1 (9-3) Raced centre, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 20, 10l behind Entifaadha (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Gregorian (IRE) Clodovil colt out of Three Days In May.
Hefner (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, rear of main group, headway and switched right to inside over 1f out, stayed on steadily inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 5l behind Martin Chuzzlewit (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Mayo Lad (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Mrs Marsh.
Most Improved (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Went left start, held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 13, shd behind Kinglet (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Ten On Ten Cape Cross colt out of Kid Gloves.
Trois Vallees (USA) Elusive Quality colt out of Chamrousse.
Welcome Gift Pivotal colt out of Gonbarda.