Pasaka Boy showed big improvement when encountering fast ground for the first time and easily winning a nursery over C&D. He makes more appeal than Miss You Too but it could pay to concentrate on the winning debutants. Ninjago was a narrow margin winner at Chepstow last month but the runner-up has let the form down since while Excess Knowledge opened his account over a mile at Sandown and is entered in a couple of the leading juvenile Group races later in the season. JUST THE JUNGLE is in the equivalent races for fillies and a couple of subsequent winners filled the places when she scored over track and trip last month. It's been a while since a filly last won this but Charlie Hills' charge looks to have the edge on form.
Excess Knowledge 9-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up disputing close 5th, effort on outside travelling well 2f out, pushed into lead 1f out, shaken up inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Nichols Canyon (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Ninjago 11-10fav (9-2) Took keen hold and prominent, challenged and hung left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged right, stayed on and always holding on, won at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Jul beating Almalekiah (8-4) by nk, 8 ran.
Pasaka Boy 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, led inside final 3f, soon edged right towards near side rail, ridden clear final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Front Page News (9-1) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Just The Judge (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Dwelt in touch in rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newbury 7f 2yo stks (4) gs in Jun beating Pompeia (9-0) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Miss You Too 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, effort and going well when not much room inside final furlong, squeezed between rivals last 50 yards, stayed on to take 2nd near finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Tickle Time (9-4) at Haydock 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gd.