NUFOOTH appears well drawn against the stands' rail and looks the one to beat in the auction maiden after a couple of decent runs in better contests at Doncaster and Newmarket. Paddys Motorbike found the company too hot at Salisbury after an encouraging debut at Chepstow and should also find this a bit easier while Red Rebel looked more the finished article at Sandown after running green on his introduction at Goodwood. Unless one of the newcomers proves above average, it's difficult to see many others getting involved.
Air Of York (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Guiding Light (9-5) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Carry On Deryck Halling colt out of Mullein.
Francis Scott Key (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, soon ridden, weakened just over 1f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Punk Rocker (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Haarib Bushranger colt out of Munaawashat.
Paddys Motorbike (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway halfway, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 6, 10l behind Step To The Shears (8-11) at Salisbury 6f 2yo auc (3) gf in Jun.
Red Rebel 5-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Taper Tantrum (9-1) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Titian Lord (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind most of way, 11th of 14, 25l behind Nafaqa (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Victoriously 66-1 (9-5) Started slowly, towards rear near side, lost place halfway, soon behind, tailed off and eased final 2f, last of 14, well behind Nafaqa (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Alexi (IRE) Amadeus Wolf filly out of Alexander Wonder.
Nufooth (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Winters Moon (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn (4) gs in Jul.