This could be a contest to take close note of with promising newcomers taking on colts that have already displayed potential. Universal was strongly supported on debut but has to be considered disappointing after finishing fourth. He'll surely improve for the run but similar comments apply to RIGHT TO DREAM, who very much caught the eye when claiming the minor placing behind the useful Trumpet Major at Goodwood. It's no secret that stable youngsters usually improve significantly for the run and he can strike for Brian Meehan. Bounty Seeker and Roman Soldier showed enough on their respective debuts to warrant attention, whilst the market should be a useful pointer towards some interesting newcomers.
Avon Pearl Avonbridge colt out of Warden Rose.
Bounty Seeker (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, prominent, pushed along halfway, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind St Barths (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Bu Naaji (IRE) Kheleyf colt out of Atamana.
Dovils Date 40-1 (9-3) In touch on outside, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Crown Dependency (9-3) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Flavius Victor (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Teslemi.
Maccabees Motivator gelding out of Takarna.
Mehdi (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of College Fund Girl.
Philipstown Notnowcato colt out of Tahara.
Right To Dream (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, slightly outpaced halfway, headway 2f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Trumpet Major (9-3) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Roman Soldier (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Close up on rail, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 6l behind Foxtrot India (9-3) at Goodwood 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Universal (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged right over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Eureka (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.