Montone and Desert Snow are obviously of great interest in that they represent top yards - Sir Michael Stoute and Saeed bin Suroor respectively. The market should inform further as to their respective chances but it is rather disconcerting to see headgear applied to both first-time up. Mambo Rhythm is just starting to look a little exposed and Swilken looks much more of staying handicap project. Luca Cumani's team have been running well enough this season and this looks a good chance for ROSEBURG, a solid third behind GM Hopkins on his Nottingham reappearance. He was rather too keen that day and his chance will be increased considerably if he learns to settle better.
Express Himself (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenged over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on same pace final 150 yards, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Chatez (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Master Clockmaker (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Chased clear leading pair, ridden and stayed on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Yenhaab (9-5) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Montone (IRE) Danehill Dancer gelding out of Leocorno.
Roseburg (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace of winner, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Gm Hopkins (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Swilken 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Sir Robert Cheval (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Asteroidea 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 12l behind Taghrooda (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (4) gd in Sep.
Desert Snow Teofilo filly out of Requesting.
Mambo Rhythm 8-1 (9-0) Soon led, hung badly right paddock bend and headed over 9f out, headway on outer to track leader 7f out, driven 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 11l behind Morning Watch (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Yawail Medicean filly out of Al Tamooh.