ROCK GOD makes most appeal on the evidence of a promising debut at Goodwood. He found only subsequent Acomb Stakes runner-up Steeler too good at the Sussex track and normal improvement can see him hold off today's opposition. Rangi finished fifth at Newmarket on his debut, a length ahead of Etijaah with Lancelot Du Lac further behind. John Gosden's colt can confirm running and is preferred to Correggio, first choice of the Hannon yard on jockey bookings. Sweet Deal is worth noting but fellow newcomer Hillstar, a half-brother to the top-class Crystal Capella among others, could prove a bigger threat.
Correggio 14-1 (9-3) Started very slowly, behind, switched left and headway over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 12, 7l behind Chief Inspector (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Depict 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along and effort over 3f out, no impression, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Ajmany (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Etijaah (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 14, 7l behind Ashdan (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Havana Beat (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Sweet Home Alabama.
Hillstar Danehill Dancer colt out of Crystal Star.
Lancelot Du Lac (ITY) 40-1 (9-3) Towards rear, not clearest of runs from 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 14, 8l behind Ashdan (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Rangi 14-1 (9-3) Steadied start, pulled hard and held up in rear, headway 2f out, ran green over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 14, 6l behind Ashdan (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Rock God (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Steeler (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd.
Star Of Missouri 20-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, with leader, led over 6f out, pushed along 3f out, headed 2f out, chased leaders until weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Excess Knowledge (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Sweet Deal (IRE) Verglas colt out of Compromise.
Tilstarr (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Started slowly and went left start, always behind, 11th of 13, 10l behind Winsili (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gf.