Quite a nice maiden for the track with GEOLOGICAL a narrow preference to build on a solid enough Goodwood debut for the thriving Hannon team whose juveniles almost always seem to improve for their initial racecourse experience. Town Crier's classy yard enjoyed a nice juvenile winner at Bath over the weekend and the Acclamation colt seems sure to go close after a good runner-up effort at Leicester last time. Popeswood is the most exposed of the field but is in no way discounted on the back of a pleasing effort behind the highly rated Baitha Alga at Chester on his latest start. Steady Major is a likely improver on a fair Newmarket debut whilst Faraajh is an interesting newcomer.
Geological (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 8l behind Jungle Cat (9-5) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Popeswood (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) In touch, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on under pressure, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Baitha Alga (9-5) at Chester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in May.
Steady Major (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly away, behind early, in touch in rear halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 10, 5l behind Peacock (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Town Crier (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Raced wide led over 3f out, ridden when pressed entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Lightning Stride (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Faraajh (IRE) Iffraaj filly out of Neshla.