Oasis Storm is a half-brother to Listed winners in France and was beaten by some useful looking sorts last time and against this opposition may have frame claims. Scented has performed better than her bare form suggests, having run green on debut but leading well before tiring towards the finish at Newmarket on her second outing. A look at the market is advised as any strong support for her could be significant. The market may also be the best guide to interesting newcomers Taqaat and Maywood, with the latter bought a year ago for 350,000 guineas. RIOT POLICE is the selection having shown progression in three runs so far and although the form line from his last race at Goodwood looks weak he is heading the right way and can take this race. Claret'N'Blue was fourth of five runners in the Ascendant Stakes at Haydock last month and is rated higher in the BHA ratings than our pick and has to be regarded as the main danger.
Blade 66-1 (9-3) Went slightly left start, tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 9th of 11, 9l behind Corsicanrun (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Claret'n'blue (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Treasury Devil (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo nov stk (3) gd in Sep.
Easydoesit (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 13th of 14, 25l behind Labarinto (8-11) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.
Final Liberation (FR) Sinndar gelding out of Hispalis.
Maywood Cape Cross colt out of Murrieta.
Oasis Storm 100-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, never a threat, 8th of 15, 11l behind Picture Editor (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gd in Sep.
Riot Police (USA) 11-4 (9-3) Went left start, tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Dominant (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Salaamie 16-1 (9-3) Led until headed and weakened rapidly over 2f out, eased, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Chain Lightning (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Smirfys Emerald (IRE) Choisir colt out of Smirfys Dance Hall.
Taqaat (USA) Forestry colt out of Alrayihah.
Scented 25-1 (9-0) Led overall stands side, driven and headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Beatrice Aurore (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo fll mdn (4) gd in Sep.