Hay Dude could have been found an easier debut so presumably he's shown some ability at home. He looks up against it, however, as all four of today's rivals are winners and proven in testing ground. Dual winner Oasis Cannes sets the standard with a second in Listed company in France last time and will be hard to beat but UNSINKABLE is taken to remain just that. He's won both starts to date over 6f, beating the progressive Tickle Time at Doncaster in July, and will need to win this if he's to take up his entry in next weekend's Group 2 Royal Lodge. Polar Chief and Willie The Whipper won on their debuts at Musselburgh and Hamilton respectively but will need a big step forward in this company.
Oasis Cannes (9-2) 2nd of 7, 4l behind Alterite (8-12) at Craon(FR) 1m Listed (2yo) (1) gs.
Unsinkable (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Led, narrowly headed 1f out, soon ridden, rallied gamely to lead again post, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gs in Jul beating Tickle Time (9-5) by shd, 5 ran.
Polar Chief 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge and hung right over 1f out, pressed leader inside final furlong, led close home, won at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul beating Marhaba Malayeen (9-3) by hd, 6 ran.
Willie The Whipper 6-4fav (9-3) Pressed leader, effort over 1f out, led and edged left inside final furlong, stayed on well to go clear final 110 yards, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Aug beating Marcus Caesar (9-3) by 8l, 4 ran.
Hay Dude Dubawi colt out of Inaminute.