This race should produce plenty of future winners and, having held entries in some of the showpiece events at York, Richard Hannon's decision to run PEARL ACCLAIM is interesting. The son of Acclamation was sent off at a shade of odds-on on debut and though beaten by an unfancied stable companion - there was to be no disgrace in defeat as the winner has campaigned in Group company since. He made amends by accounting for Baron Run at Sandown and should handle the step up in class. Red Clubs continues to carry all before him as a sire of juveniles and Hamilton winner, Luck, is likely to take a hand while King Dragon and Ashaadd head into this race having won contests at Windsor when there was plenty of give underfoot. The latter had given Windsor Castle Stakes sixth, Ask Dad, a serious fright on debut and could be anything.
Ashaadd (IRE) 5-6fav (9-3) Raced keenly, made all, pushed clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, eased final 100 yards, unchallenged, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul beating Ronaldinho (9-3) by 6l, 8 ran.
King Dragon (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul beating Dominate (9-3) by 2l, 11 ran.
Luck 11-10fav (9-3) With leader, led 1f out, clear inside final furlong, readily, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul beating Sandy's Row (8-12) by 7l, 5 ran.
Pearl Acclaim (IRE) 2-11fav (9-3) Dwelt tracked leaders, closed on leader over 1f out, led entering final furlong, pushed along and ran on, won at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Baron Run (9-0) by 3l, 6 ran.
Blazeofenchantment (USA) 100-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 17, 11l behind Dance With Dragons (8-13) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Lord Avonbrook 15-2 (8-8) Made all, clear inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Southwell 6f 2yo clm stks (6) fbs in Jul beating Fly Fisher (8-12) by 5l, 5 ran.
Woodland Mill (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Raced far side, in touch, lost place well over 1f out, 16th of 19, 15l behind The Gold Cheongsam (9-7) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd.