This is a severe test for a juvenile but there's every reason to expect VAN PERCY to relish the trip. He's by Sir Percy and made his debut over a mile at Lingfield where he looked very green but stayed on strongly at the finish though still a long way behind subsequent Acomb Stakes winner Dundonnell. With that under his belt he can go one better though Royal Skies, who has a stout pedigree, is another who will relish every yard having showed promise over 7f including on this track. Roman Order will need to improve though there's every chance he will do so, a remark that also applies to Shamaheart, who has been confined to 6f on his two starts to date and shown potential.
Cape's Best 11-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden entering final furlong, no impression, 6th of 9, 7l behind Linguine (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Jul.
Empowerment (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost place final 50 yards, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Labienus (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Felix Fabulla 7-2 (8-11) Mid-division, switched right and headway over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 9l behind Annecdote (8-4) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Roman Order (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Rising Legend (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Royal Skies (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Tracked leader, driven and every chance over 2f out, soon under pressure, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Whipper's Boy (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Shamaheart (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Raced centre, held up, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Zanetto (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Sunblazer (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Damask Rose.
Van Percy 20-1 (8-10) In touch, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 12l behind Dundonnell (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.