COLMAR KID sets a stiff standard for the others having attained an official BHA rating of 83 and Richard Hannon's colt can build upon a solid fifth in a fair Goodwood maiden. The trainer is also set to be represented by Global Icon so any money for the 50,000gns debutant should be respected. A half-brother to a three-time scorer over 1m2f, anything achieved at this stage of his career will be viewed as a bonus. Purcell hails from an in-form yard and he proved his debut to be all wrong when finishing third in a similar contest at Newbury. Sir Michael Stoute is not noted as a profilic trainer of juveniles but Marju Prince is worth a market check as his dam was a useful performer in nurseries during her racing career.
African Oil (FR) 20-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden 2f out, no headway, 14th of 17, 11l behind Blessington (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul.
Colmar Kid (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, no extra towards finish, 5th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Steeler (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd.
Extrasolar 66-1 (9-0) Raced centre, tracked leaders, edged left towards near side over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 17, 13l behind Blessington (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul.
Global Icon Green Desert colt out of Maganda.
Imperial Oak 50-1 (8-9) Slowy into stride, never on terms, 10th of 14, 7l behind Front Page News (8-6) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Marju Prince Marju colt out of Opera Comica.
Overrider 33-1 (9-3) Pulled hard with leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Derwent (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Purcell (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Slight lead, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, one pace into 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Derwent (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Wayfoong Express (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Amistad.
Whiskey N Stout (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, soon outpaced, never a factor, 6th of 7, 17l behind Hajam (9-3) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Birdlover Byron filly out of Bird Over.