EL NAJMM finished behind a couple of subsequent winners when third at Chepstow on his introduction. That looks stronger form than Ehtifaal's debut fourth at Newbury and Roger Varian's colt gets the nod. The newcomer Mountain Fighter is a half-brother to a Listed winner and could prove best of the Godolphin trio while Year Of Glory may well improve past the more-exposed Rogue Wave having finished fourth over track and trip last month. Beyond Smart is related to winners and is another newcomer to keep an eye on in the betting.
Application 22-1 (9-5) Soon outpaced and behind, lost touch 2f out, last of 12, 25l behind Longton (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Beyond Smart (USA) Smart Strike colt out of Beyond The Waves.
Caridadi (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Led early, with leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Gold Trail (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Come On Sunshine 9-1 (9-5) Took keen hold tracking leader until 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 21l behind Pupil (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gs.
Ehtifaal (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind God Willing (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
El Najmm (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along and headway inside final 3f, went 3rd 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Ghaawy (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Express Himself (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Lightwood Lady.
Monsea (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Hartnell (9-2) at Ffos Las 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Mountain Fighter Dubawi colt out of River Pearl.
Pershing 40-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, soon lost place, 9th of 12, 14l behind Stealth Missile (9-0) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Personal Opinion New Approach colt out of Sentimental Value.
Rogue Wave (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Brian Noble (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Ujagar (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of No Secrets.
Whitby High Light 66-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 5l behind Gold Trail (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Year Of Glory (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Top of The Glas (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.