The experience of an opening second at Doncaster won't be lost on Barracuda Boy and today's extra furlong is certain to suit. He shouldn't be far away but this is a race littered with nicely-bred juveniles and Mark Johnston's WINDHOEK is taken to make a winning debut. He cost 110,000gns and is by Cape Cross out of a mare that was placed in Listed company as a two-year-old. Euxton Hall is a half-brother to winners in Germany and Sweden while Annunciation's dam was a speedy juvenile. Sir Mark Prescott's charges usually improve with experience, however, and the Oasis Dream colt Oasis Cannes is probably best watched today.
Annunciation Proclamation colt out of Rockburst.
Barracuda Boy (IRE) 6-5fav (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced well over 2f out, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Cumbrian Craic (9-3) at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Euxton Hall (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Medina.
Gold Beau (FR) Gold Away gelding out of Theorie.
Luhaif Cape Cross colt out of Hot And Spicy.
Oasis Cannes Oasis Dream colt out of Miss Provence.
Red Dragon (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Delphie Queen.
Windhoek Cape Cross colt out of Kahlua Kiss.