BEETHOVEN is taken to follow in his father Oratorio's hoofprints and win on debut, while Original Dancer may prove to be the best value-for-money purchase among them and can show up well. Aidan O'Brien won this in 2005 with Marcus Andronicus and Beethoven, a 260,000 euros purchase, has similar credentials. Likely to stay at least 10f at three, this is an ideal starting trip for the colt, who is also related to numerous top milers, and he is likely to have too much class today. If he doesn't fire, however, then Original Dancer looks to be the one. Costing just 40,000 euros, Mark Johnston's juvenile is a full brother to the top class Barbajuan, who won his first two starts at two, when he was very effective over sprint trips. The ground should also suit and he looks likely to prove a very shrewd buy. Flying Statesman is another nicely bred runner here and he too looks likely to go on to better things at three. Coming from a yard that has been in top form market support would make him more interesting. The same applies to No Hubris, who might be best watched this time. Almadaa, on the other hand, should be primed to show good form as a juvenile, being related to plenty of winners at this age and over similar trips, so he is short list material. Hasty is another who looks more likely to improve with age and for today Beethoven can call the tune.
Almadaa Exceed And Excel colt out of Masaader.
Beethoven (IRE) Oratorio colt out of Queen Titi.
Fine Sight Cape Cross colt out of Daring Aim.
Flying Statesman (USA) Johannesburg colt out of Insomnie.
Kerolad (IRE) Kyllachy colt out of Absolute Precision.
No Hubris (USA) Proud Citizen colt out of Innateness.
Original Dancer (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Courtier.
Trade Secret 4-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, no impression when left 2nd final 75 yards, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Archers Road (8-11) at Newcastle 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Apr.
Hasty (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of Saramacca.
Tagula Pearl (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 14, 8l behind Eternal Instinct (8-9) at Haydock 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf in Apr.