ERTIJAAL, a half-brother to the stable's useful juvenile winner Odooj, made a promising start when just touched off by Toormore at Leicester. He can go one better here though Exceeder was also second on debut, at Nottingham and Gilmer has a speedy pedigree. The Godolphin newcomer is a half-brother to Ahtoug, who won three times over 5f as a juvenile and, like Exceeder, is by Exceed And Excel. Village Cricket probably needs his sights lowering.
Ertijaal (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Close up, slightly hampered 4f out and lost a place, effort between horses approaching final furlong, soon pressed winner, ran on but always looked held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Toormore (9-5) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Exceeder 8-1 (9-5) Hampered start, held up mid-division, headway 2f out, challenged 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon ridden, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Know Your Name (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Gilmer (IRE) Exceed And Excel colt out of Cherokee Rose.
Village Cricket 66-1 (9-5) Slowly away, always in rear, 13th of 15, 19l behind Know Your Name (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.