Silk Street ran better than expected on ground probably softer than ideal on his debut at Nottingham earlier this month and Richard Fahey's colt has solid claims here but he is unlikely to represent much in the way of value and preference is for MUTAFAJER, who gets the verdict ahead of Grey Bunting. The last mentioned ran promisingly in the first division of a maiden at Newbury won by Exceedingly Bold earlier in the month, staying on well late on in the race without ever threatening the winner. He has to be respected but the selection ran better in the second division of that maiden when a fair fifth behind Noafal when looking as though he would come on for the run and Saeed Bin Suroor's colt is taken to open his account today. There are some interesting newcomers in the race including Henry Cecil's Mr Greeley filly Dame Shanakill and John Gosden's Prizefighting, either of who could be good enough to win first time out. Walter Swinburn's Alubari is probably bred for further and of more interest may be the son of Anabaa, Ana Moutabahi, from the stable of Clive Cox. Saeed Bin Suroor has done really well with his two-year-olds this season though and can have another winner with Mutafajer.
Alubari Tiger Hill colt out of Why So Silent.
Ana Moutabahi Anabaa colt out of Runaway Venus.
Celtic Ransom 50-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 8th of 12, 10l behind Noafal (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Far View (IRE) Oasis Dream colt out of Night Mirage.
Grey Bunting 8-1 (9-3) Soon in mid-division, headway from 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 8l behind Exceedingly Bold (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Mutafajer 15-8fav (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and one pace final 2f, 5th of 12, 6l behind Noafal (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Passionate Cry (USA) 80-1 (9-3) Chased leaders 6f, last of 16, 31l behind Kalypso King (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Prizefighting (USA) Smart Strike colt out of Allencat.
Roybuoy 100-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind Flaming Miracle (8-10) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Silent Dancer (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Mid-division, driven along in centre and weakened 2f out, 12th of 13, 29l behind Tertiary (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Silk Street (USA) 12-1 (8-13) Held up, pushed along and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Horseradish (8-11) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Dame Shanakill (USA) Mr Greeley filly out of Innovate.
Dhan Dhana (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders early, soon towards rear, hampered just over 1f out, no impression, 11th of 13, 11l behind Dawnbreak (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Joan's Legacy 66-1 (8-12) In rear, effort when short of room approaching final furlong, kept on, one pace, 5th of 8, 6l behind Bridge Valley (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.