La Estatua was a disappointment at Nottingham last time having gone close on her racecourse debut over 6f at Chepstow. Indian Champ is getting steadily closer and steps up up in trip having finished a close-up fourth at Carlisle with Grey Sensation tailed off. But it's BERLAND that makes most appeal as he caught the eye staying on for second over 7f at Yarmouth on his introduction and normal improvement can see Michael Bell's colt open his account.
Berland (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon off the pace in last trio, headway near side 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd final 100 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Orlando Rogue (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Grey Sensation (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Outpaced, 7th of 8, 19l behind Gleneely Girl (8-4) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Indian Champ 20-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, keeping on one pace when hung left under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Gleneely Girl (8-4) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Little Houidini 40-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear in 4th, went 3rd over 5f out, weakened 2f out, last of 4, 18l behind Moonlightnavigator (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Phantasmo (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Always behind, 11th of 12, 27l behind Basateen (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Jul.
Hafina 50-1 (8-6) Slowly away, well in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on into modest 4th inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 12l behind Stardrifter (8-11) at Catterick 7f 2yo sll (6) gf in Jul.
La Estatua 11-4 (9-0) Held up, some headway over 1f out, never any threat to leaders, 5th of 8, 7l behind Inniscastle Lad (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Maureb (IRE) Excellent Art filly out of Almost Blue.