New Identity and MOONVOY both started favourite last time. The latter went closest, only going down by a length-and-a-half to Momayyaz over 1m at Kempton. The drop in distance is a slight worry but Jeremy Noseda's filly looks the form pick on her debut third at Newmarket. The four-year-old Rome should be winning soon as he's gone close several times on the Polytrack and there's no reason why he won't handle Turf but Persian Bolt and Song Of Norway have become disappointing. Taghreeb is by Dubawi and wouldn't need to be a world-beater to get involved on his introduction.
Rome 14-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 6f out, stayed handy, ridden to challenge 2f out, stayed on, held towards finish, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Bombardment (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Canary Lad (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 10, 10l behind Nezar (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul '13.
New Identity (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders, ridden and kept on same pace well over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Potentate (9-3) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Taghreeb Dubawi colt out of Ghaneema.
Kitty Bequick Piccolo filly out of Cat Patrol.
Moonvoy 9-4fav (9-0) Chased leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, headed and outpaced inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Momayyaz (8-7) at Kempton 1m mdn fll (5) pol.
Persian Bolt (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leader until 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened soon after, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Orion's Bow (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Song Of Norway 3-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 6l behind Special Miss (8-9) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Unbridled Joy 10-1 (9-0) Stumbled badly start, behind, some headway on outside over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Munfallet (9-0) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.