Quite an interesting bunch with OSTENTATION's experience gaining him the nomination ahead of Merchant Of Medici, Midwestern and some interesting newcomers. Midwestern shaped quite well in a maiden won by the potentially smart Pastoral Player so it will be interesting to see if he can give that form a boost whilst Merchant Of Medici wasn't too far behind Vintage Stakes winner Xtension on debut. The Leicester form is harder to assess with the winner well held in the Redcar Two Year-Old Trophy next time; the third and fourth were due to run at Warwick on Monday and may give the run some substance. High Comedy attracted little interest at the sales but represents a yard with a strong team of juveniles and a good track record whilst Picnic Party and Frequency make a good bit of appeal on paper. Skyrider and Deacon Blues need a second look but may need more time before coming into their own. The selection made his debut behind a stablemate of High Comedy; he ran very green and was beaten 11 lengths but did show signs of ability. He's a half-brother to the smart Hatta Fort so there's hope for him on paper and Ostentation may be able to show us what he's made of at the second time of asking.
Deacon Blues Compton Place colt out of Persario.
Frequency Starcraft colt out of Soundwave.
Galatian 40-1 (9-0) Chased leaders until weakened over 2f out, 9th of 15, 14l behind Beauchamp Yorker (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Gee Major 33-1 (9-3) In rear, soon pushed along, no chance final 2f, last of 11, 27l behind Black Snowflake (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
High Comedy Exceed And Excel colt out of Ecstatic.
Inler (IRE) Red Ransom colt out of Wedding Gift.
Lord Victor 33-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 4f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 21l behind Miss Starlight (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Merchant Of Medici 2-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon hung left, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Bathwick Gold (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Midwestern (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, soon beaten, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Pastoral Player (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Ostentation 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt, slowly into stride, ran green in rear, ridden halfway, some headway, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 11l behind Namecheck (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Bullet Duck (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 11th of 14, 27l behind Plume (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.
Gessabelle 28-1 (7-10) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 13l behind Heslington (9-7) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Sep.
No Explaining (IRE) 150-1 (9-0) Prominent, edged left over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 10l behind Pollenator (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Aug.
Olney Lass 66-1 (9-0) Slowly away, always in rear, last of 14, 14l behind Muwakaba (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Sep.
Picnic Party Indian Ridge filly out of Antediluvian.
Pink Please (IRE) Camacho filly out of Inonder.
Skyrider (IRE) Dalakhani filly out of Future Flight.