The well bred Godolphin runner NAMECHECK showed enough promise on debut to suggest he is the answer to this maiden puzzle with Ostentation looking an interesting newcomer for Mark Johnston while Amtaar is heading in the right direct and should go close again. A good deal green on his first run the selection wasn't far beaten when placing in a decent Newcastle contest. The form from that has been franked when the second then placed third in a listed contest and with the extra furlong likely to help he sets the standard. Ostentation is a half brother to the high-class Hatta Fort and looks one from this yard that will head for Godolphin if making the grade. Success as a two-year-old looks a given but with the yard's juveniles often needing their first run this season we we'll just watch with interest. Amtaar has improved in his last two efforts both times shaping as if this step up in trip will suit while any positive market move for Princess Emma should be watched as she is from a stable who can get one ready first time. This could be a maiden for the notebooks and Namecheck is a decent yardstick.
Battle Study (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Dwelt, behind, outpaced 4f out, ridden and kept on final 2f, never near leaders, 4th of 8, 18l behind Passion For Gold (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Henry Havelock Noverre colt out of Burmese Princess.
Namecheck (GER) 6-1 (9-0) Went left start, chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, soon hard ridden and hung left under pressure, weakened close home, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Fortunes Of Fire (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Ostentation Dubawi colt out of Oshiponga.
Amtaar 9-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Transvaal Sky (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Aug.
Ilkley 66-1 (8-5) Led, headed over 5f out, chased leaders, one pace final 2f, 5th of 12, 11l behind Layla's Dancer (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Miss Isle Control 33-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 8th of 9, 16l behind Ferris Wheel (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol.
Princess Emma Fantastic Light filly out of Rosablanca.