Alhaarth Beauty has made no real progress in three starts so far though her form is still superior to the rest of the field. She should get the better of Beam Of Light, Xerxes and Sally Bruce on the evidence of their modest efforts to date. A newcomer wouldn't have to be anything special to land this and, though Firstkissoflove and Paddy's Saltantes make no appeal on breeding, NIGHT'S WATCH could prove good enough. He's related to three winners including Northern Flyer, who won four times, and gets the nod on his debut.
Night's Watch Authorized colt out of Nachtigall.
Double Jeopardy 33-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, hung right throughout, soon in mid-division, racing wide from 6f out, virtually unrideable over 3f out, eased, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Purr Along (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Paddy's Saltantes (IRE) Redback colt out of Shall We Tell.
Alhaarth Beauty (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Chased winner, pushed along and every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, well held when lost 2nd and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Rio's Pearl (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol.
Beam Of Light 16-1 (8-1) Went right start and slowly into stride, detatched in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 7, 6l behind Alcando (8-11) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Xerxes (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up last, outpaced final 2f, last of 4, 11l behind Complexity (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
Firstkissoflove Byron filly out of Jolies Dee.
Sally Bruce 33-1 (7-13) Went right start, keen in rear,ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 6, 5l behind Madam Mojito (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.