European raiders have won four of the six renewals with Aidan O'Brien training the last two winners. Giovanni Boldini may have only won a Listed contest at Dundalk last time but did so in good style, while stablemate Wilshire Boulevard finished a creditable fourth in a Group 1 at Longchamp and is not out of this. Outstrip and Shamshon have a bit of improving to do to match the Ballydoyle duo with the latter unlucky to be drawn out wide. Naming his horse in tribute to the late, great trainer Bobby Frankel, didn't turn out too badly for Khalid Abdullah and leading American owner Ken Ramsey has followed suit. BOBBY'S KITTEN landed a Grade 3 on the Turf at Belmont in convincing fashion and Chad Brown's colt will take some pegging back in this if allowed to set his own pace at the head of affairs, He's preferred to the fast-finishing Poker Player, who beat Bashart and Bon Accord at Keeneland recently, while Aotearoa had Got Shades back in third when scoring over track and trip earlier this month.
All Cash (USA) 35-1 (8-6) Steadied early & 1/4 p, 4th of 13, 2l behind Poker Player (8-6) at Keeneland(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 3 in Oct.
Giovanni Boldini (USA) 1-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, brought to outer to challenge travelling well 2f out, pushed along over 1f out, soon led, stayed on well inside final furlong, easily, won at Dundalk 7f 2yo Listed stks (1) pol in Oct beating Mandatario (9-3) by 5l, 6 ran.
Got Shades (USA) 8-1 (8-10) Bid btwn 1/8,held 3rd, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Aotearoa (8-6) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo stk gd in Oct.
Outstrip 15-8 (9-1) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, headway entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind War Command (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct.
Bobby's Kitten (USA) 9-5fav (8-6) Attended 3p, went clr, won at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 3 gd in Oct beating Shadow Banking (8-6) by 6l, 9 ran.
Home School 9-1 (8-6) 3wd into str,edged 3rd, 4th of 6, 3l behind Aotearoa (8-6) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo stk gd in Oct.
Aotearoa (USA) 13-1 (8-6) Split foes,rail bid, won at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo stk gd in Oct beating Diamond Bachelor (8-10) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Bon Accord (USA) 33-1 (8-6) 4-5 wide, hung late, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Poker Player (8-6) at Keeneland(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 3 in Oct.
Wilshire Boulevard (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Karakontie (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 7f 2yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Ontology (USA) 17-2 (8-10) Drifted out 7/8,wkened, 8th of 11, 16l behind Bond Holder (8-10) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 1 (1) in Sep.
Poker Player (USA) 22-1 (8-6) Near rail to stretch, won at Keeneland(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 3 in Oct beating Bashart (8-10) by 1l, 13 ran.
Shamshon (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Tracked leading trio, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no imression over 1f out,, 5th of 7, 2l behind Supplicant (9-1) at Newbury 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) sft in Sep.
Bashart (USA) 14-5 (8-10) Steadied 1st turn, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Poker Player (8-6) at Keeneland(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 3 in Oct.