|1st||Imperial Monarch (IRE)||11/8|
|1 (1)||1-||Imperial Monarch (IRE) 231||3||9-0||J P O'Brien||A P O'Brien||11/8|
|2 (4)||1513-1||Rougemont (IRE) 9||3||9-0||R L Moore||R Hannon||105||11/4|
|3 (3)||143-1||Stipulate 10||3||9-0||T P Queally||Sir H R A Cecil||103||7/2|
|4 (2)||1-||Thought Worthy (USA) 200||3||9-0||William Buick||J H M Gosden||88||9/2|
Imperial Monarch may lack the experience of some of the others but impressed on debut at the Curragh. He's bred in the purple and entered in all the big middle-distance races this summer but could just find STIPULATE too strong on his reappearance. Sir Henry Cecil's colt quickly put daylight between himself and his rivals in the Fielden Stakes at Newmarket 10 days ago and has clearly strengthened up over the winter. He'll be aimed at the Dante if following up here. Rougemont battled on bravely to hold off Mickdaam in a valuable sales race at HQ earlier this month and should give another good account but Newcastle maiden winner Thought Worthy looks to have a bit to find.
Imperial Monarch (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, closed after halfway, challenged and led from 1f out, soon stretched clear, comfortably, won at Curragh 1m 2yo mdn sft in Sep beating Azamata (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 19 ran.
Rougemont (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) In touch, headway to lead over 2f out, pressed from 1f out, ran on gamely, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gs beating Mickdaam (9-3) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Stipulate 8-1 (8-13) Keen in touch, headway entering final 2f, quickened to lead approaching final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Newmarket 1m 1f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd beating Mister Music (8-13) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Thought Worthy (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Slowly towards rear, headway over 3f out, led 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct beating Silver Blaze (9-0) by 3/4l, 13 ran.