GOTHIC was a 33/1 chance on his debut at Newmarket and never really got into the action after missing the break. He wasn't beaten far at the finish and with that under his belt can see off some well-connected newcomers. Alex My Boy appears to have been cheaply bought at 75,000 euros as he's by Dalakhani out of the brilliant Alexandrova, winner of the Oaks at Epsom and the Curragh. Hooded is related to a host of winners and is out of a mare who won a Grade 1 in the USA while the filly Seek A Star should make a decent middle-distance performer next season, as should Opera Duke, a half-brother to the useful Opera Gal.
Alex My Boy (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Alexandrova.
Gothic 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, driven and headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 15, 7l behind Mitraad (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Hooded (USA) Empire Maker colt out of Yashmak.
Opera Duke (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade colt out of Opera Glass.
Palace Dragon (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 27l behind Istimraar (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Intense Tango Mastercraftsman filly out of Cover Look.
Seek A Star (USA) Smart Strike filly out of Queen Of The Night.