YAA SALAM wasn't strongly fancied for his debut at Yarmouth last month, but he ran on well for third-place and normal improvement could make him the one to beat. Prince Alzain also showed promise on his first start at Kempton and is another to consider, along with Eurystheus, who steps up a furlong after his recent fourth at Ascot. Counsel's sixth at Leicester on his debut leaves him with a bit to find with the leading contenders but he's sure to improve and could be thereabouts.
Bank Bonus 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 15, 11l behind Most Improved (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Counsel (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, headway after 3f, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 13, 6l behind Oscan (9-3) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Echo Of Dream 9-2 (9-3) Ran very green and always behind, 11th of 12, 9l behind Swing Alone (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Eurystheus (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) In rear, headway over 1f out, pushed along and stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 13, 5l behind Ortac Rock (9-3) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Kiwayu 15-2 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, hung left and stayed on same pace 1f out, 4th of 10, 5l behind Three Am Tour (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
My Scat Daddy (USA) 100-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, 16l behind Minal (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Prince Alzain (USA) 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, staye don inside final furlong, took 3rd closing stages, not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Trois Vallees (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Yaa Salam 11-1 (9-3) Soon pushed along in rear, ridden halfway, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Main Sequence (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Downton Abbey (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 5l behind Napoleon's Muse (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Norfolk Sky 100-1 (8-12) Soon pushed along in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 18l behind Farraaj (9-3) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Silver Samba 33-1 (9-0) Keen early, always in rear, 10th of 12, 10l behind Semayyel (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Aug.