ESTEAMING was second over this trip at Bath before filling the same spot over a mile at York. Mick Channon's Sir Percy colt can finally get off the mark here as he's certain to act on the going whereas it's a bit of an unknown for Grendisar, though Marco Botti's charge will almost certainly improve on a fair debut in a decent maiden at Newmarket. Rhombus, Afro and Angilina all need to step up considerably on what they've shown so far and the market may be the best guide to the chances of debutant Jebulani, though he is a half-brother to a couple of winners.
Esteaming 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, came towards stand side 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed final 50 yards, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Soviet Rock (9-3) at York 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) hvy.
Grendisar (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 13l behind Our Obsession (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Jebulani Jelani colt out of Susan's Dowry.
Rhombus (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Pressed leader on inside, led 6f out, headed over 3f out, hampered over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Authorship (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Afro 100-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, some headway over 1f out, never a factor, 5th of 10, 9l behind Sweet Deal (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Angilina 22-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon well beaten, 10th of 13, 19l behind Lizzie Tudor (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Aug.