MUFARRH has the best form of those to have raced and John Dunlop's colt can see off the interesting newcomers Christmas Carnival and Contredanse, and also potential improvers Official Style and Cereal Killer. The selection was pretty green on his debut but he got the hang of things in the end and ran on well up the Sandown hill. He shapes as if he'll get further in time but members of his family were able to win over this seven furlong distance and the feeling is that he can too. Official Style was unfancied on debut at Leicester and he ran as if the race would bring him on significantly. Pont De Nuit is a potential improver as he steps up in trip, as is Cereal Killer who could never land a blow over five furlongs earlier this month. Brian Meehan has two interesting debutants; Christmas Carnival is a half-brother to Mine amongst others and this trip should be ideal, whilst the filly Contredanse comes with a hefty 200,000 guineas price tag and whilst she may need further in time she cannot be overlooked. The market should help guide to Trovare, Yes Maggie and Pomeroy, however it is Mufarrh who is fancied to oblige.
Barafundle Boy 100-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, ran green, soon behind, last of 11, 44l behind Folly Bridge (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Beauchamp Yorker Compton Admiral colt out of Compton Astoria.
Cereal Killer (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Hampered start, always outpaced, last of 9, 20l behind Wellington Fair (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Christmas Carnival Cadeaux Genereux colt out of Ellebanna.
Fireback 20-1 (9-0) Slowly away, rapid headway and went prominent 5f out, under pressure 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, 8th of 10, 17l behind Sea Lord (9-3) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Jul.
Galatian Traditionally gelding out of Easy To Imagine.
Mufarrh (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, nightmare passage from 3f out until headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran green, ran on strongly final 100 yards, improved, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Private Story (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Novillero 100-1 (8-11) Went left and dwelt start, always behind, 10th of 11, 30l behind Theladyinquestion (8-6) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Official Style 10-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up, pushed along 2f out, kept on final furlong, 8th of 14, 9l behind Markazzi (9-3) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Pomeroy Green Desert colt out of Ela Paparouna.
Pont De Nuit 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Fardyieh (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
The Rectifier (USA) 200-1 (9-3) Bumped start and slow into stride, soon mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 9l behind Markazzi (9-3) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Trovare (USA) Smart Strike colt out of Abita.
Contredanse (IRE) Danehill Dancer filly out of Ahdaab.
Yes Maggie (IRE) Vindication filly out of Westerly Gale.