DOUBLE BLUFF was obviously thought capable of winning first time out at Doncaster as Joe Fanning sent him on from the start. He didn't succumb to eventual winner Pupil until a furlong out then kept on well so today's extra furlong won't be a problem and he can go one better. Pack Leader put a moderate debut behind him with a fine run over a mile on this track where he was always in the firing line and only just failed to catch Madeed. He's certain to go well as is Tahadee, who has been running in decent company and has always looked as though he would be suited by a strong gallop, which he will get here. Zephyr didn't handle the testing ground at Sandown and wouldn't want any more rain.
Double Bluff (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied to 2nd final 150 yards, stayed on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Pupil (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gs.
Pack Leader (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led or disputed lead, narrow advantage when headed and edged left 2f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance final furlong, just held towards finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Madeed (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Sebastian Beach (IRE) 4-11fav (8-12) Pressed leader, led narrowly 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Shankly (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 2yo nov stk (4) gf.
Tahadee (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Prominent, ridden 2f out, challenged over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Gold Trail (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Vent De Force Hurricane Run colt out of Capriolla.
Zephyr 8-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 9, 20l behind Miner's Lamp (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy.
Taws Hernando filly out of Reaf.