Military Device showed promise on his debut at Leopardstown and was taking on much better company on a return visit when showing good pace behind Galileo Rock. Henry Higgins started off over a mile then dropped to 7f before running his best race to date over 6f at the Curragh. That may be his best trip and though Newberry Hill is wearing first-time blinkers he's been looking one-paced. Akdam is related to several winners including the stable's useful Aklam but it's WHIP STORM who is taken to make a winning debut as he's a full-brother to three winners and his stable have had a superb season with juveniles.
Akdam (IRE) Dubai Destination colt out of Akdara.
Excellent Addition (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, kept on one paced straight, 8th of 12, 8l behind Yulong Baoju (9-0) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Aug.
Henry Higgins (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Soon tracked leaders, ridden in a dispute of 2nd over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Karamaya (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn sft in Aug.
High Octane Motivator colt out of Las Beatas.
Maximal Crazy 20-1 (9-2) Always behind, 10th of 11, 18l behind Approval Given (9-2) at Bellewstown 1m 2yo mdn aut in Aug.
Military Device (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 11l behind Galileo Rock (9-5) at Leopardstown 1m 2yo mdn gs in Aug.
Miller Beach 20-1 (9-5) Towards rear for much, no impression from 2f out, 10th of 11, 13l behind Karamaya (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn sft in Aug.
Murphy's Delight (IRE) Hurricane Run colt out of Akoya.
Newberry Hill (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no impression under 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Designs On Rome (9-5) at Naas 7f 2yo mdn in Aug.
Toberton (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) In rear, pushed along from 2f out, 6th 1f out, no extra, 8th of 11, 16l behind Approval Given (9-2) at Bellewstown 1m 2yo mdn aut in Aug.
Todd's Captain (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Prominent early, soon chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and no extra 2f out, weakened, 6th of 9, 21l behind Awakened Spirit (9-0) at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn hvy in Aug.
Whip Storm (IRE) Whipper gelding out of Danemarque.
Wyoyo (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, 9th of 11, 18l behind Approval Given (9-2) at Bellewstown 1m 2yo mdn aut in Aug.