Hazard Warning has shown nothing so far Pour La Victoire has gone backwards since finishing fifth in soft ground on his debut while Red Cobra is thoroughly exposed. Bond Club has stronger claims especially as it was testing going when he stayed on for fourth at Doncaster in July. The form hasn't worked out, however, and LEXINGTON PLACE will not have to be anything special to land this on his debut. A half-brother to dual winner Rex Imperator, he's entered in next month's Two-Year-Old Trophy and gets the nod.
Bond Club 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to trouble leaders, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Rich Forever (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Hazard Warning (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Veered left soon after stalls, in rear and ran green behind, soon tailed off, last of 11, well behind Ribaat (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Lexington Place Compton Place colt out of Elidore.
Pour La Victoire (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 8l behind Skidby Mill (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Red Cobra (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Keen in touch in rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, went 4th near finish, 4th of 5, 7l behind Sennockian Star (8-1) at Chester 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.