Eureka has been highly tried since notching a double in May and June but far from disgraced in finishing fifth in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury and sixth in the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood. This is less competitive but he is conceding weight all round and may find GOLD CITY too strong. The Godolphin colt looked likely to extend his unbeaten record in Ripon's Two-Year-Old Trophy until cut down close home by Gerfalcon. He's still heading in the right direction and will appreciate today's quicker surface. Artistic Jewel tries 6f for the first time but was a trifle unlucky at Newbury last time and may be best of the rest ahead of maiden winners Alaskan Bullet and Foxtrot Romeo.
Eureka (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, no danger after, 6th of 10, 5l behind Harbour Watch (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Gold City (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead entering final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Gerfalcon (9-2) at Ripon 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) sft in Aug.
Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left and ran on inside final furlong, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug beating Personal Touch (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Made all, driven 2f out, stayed on well to clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug beating Van Der Art (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Artistic Jewel (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Restless in stalls, bumped start, chased leaders, driven entering final furlong, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Kohala (8-12) at Newbury 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.