John Gosden boasts an impressive strike rate with the few two-year-old runners he sends to this track and BEYOND SMART can add to his tally. The latter should have improved after a promising debut fourth at Haydock and is preferred to Blazers Rock, a disappointment when dropped back to 7f at Beverley last time. Ryeolliean looks best of the remainder with experience but a bigger threat could come from the Godolphin newcomers. Billingsate is related to a winner but early Derby entry Classic Devotion cost 1,200,000 US dollars and wears his owner's first colours.
Beyond Smart (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Monsea (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Billingsgate (IRE) Exceed And Excel colt out of Island Babe.
Blazers Rock (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Awkward start, soon led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Our Channel (9-5) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Classic Devotion (USA) Street Cry colt out of Serenading.
Highway Pursuit 66-1 (9-5) Behind, outpaced 4f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 17l behind Emef Diamond (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Medicine Hat Multiplex gelding out of Blushing Heart.
Odeon Galileo colt out of Kite Mark.
Ryeolliean 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 17, 6l behind Erroneous (9-5) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Stanarley Pic 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 13l behind Lat Hawill (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Tizlove Regardless (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Led 2f, led again 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, headed and hung right over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 12l behind Act Of Charity (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.