FOXY CLARETS made a debut full of promise when beaten into third spot by two more experienced sorts at Newcastle. Forced to challenge from a wide position, the son of Camacho will surely improve considerably for the run and go close for a yard enjoying a 20% strike rate with juveniles this term. Ibecke failed to spark on debut for Mark Johnston but there should be improvement to follow from Jaber Abdullah's 60,000gns purchase. In contrast, Boogangoo has shown enough ability on both starts to contend whilst more was clearly expected of Soul Instinct when the Ryan charge came home a disappointing Ripon favourite last time.
Foxy Clarets (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in touch, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Lily Rules (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Soul Instinct 2-1fav (9-5) Prominent on stand side rail, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 8l behind Spiceupyourlife (8-11) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Under Approval 33-1 (9-5) Behind, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 21l behind Lily Rules (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Boogangoo (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Chased leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Azagal (8-11) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Ibecke 7-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Straits Of Malacca (9-5) at Ayr 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.