SALATEEN was not knocked about on his debut at Ayr, and having briefly become outpaced, he should fully appreciate this step up in trip. Here Now ran a solid race over course and distance when soft ground obtained, and Charlie Appleby's colt seems sure to give another fair account tonight. Amazour is watched closely in the market on his racecourse debut. Ismail Mohammed has struggled with his juveniles this season but this colt possesses a very likeable profile, as he is out of a mare that won over this distance as a juvenile. Critical Risk was turned over at a shade of odds-on at Leicester and Brian Meehan's charge has a bit more to do in order to break his duck.
Amazour (IRE) Azamour colt out of Choose Me.
Best Endeavour 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 16l behind Jungle Cat (9-5) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Critical Risk (IRE) 4-6fav (9-5) In touch, headway halfway, ridden to press winner over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Muqaawel (9-5) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Here Now 9-2 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, led entering final furlong, edged left and headed towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Stec (8-12) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Loom of Life (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up behind in touch, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Freight Train (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Lord Ben Stack (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Beringold.
Maftoon (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Slowly away, behind, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 7l behind Epithet (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Medrano 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and always held, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Archie (9-0) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Mywayalways (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Slowly away, last trio, kept on final 2f, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 8l behind Commander Patten (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Pumaflor (IRE) Aussie Rules gelding out of Krasotka.
Salateen 5-1 (9-5) Led, driven 2f out, headed and ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair final 110 yards, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Squats (9-5) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Dancing Moon (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Chased winner until pushed along over 1f out, soon faded, 7th of 9, 11l behind Blue Aegean (9-0) at Nottingham 5f mdn (5) sft in Jun.