FRENCH PRESS was unfancied on his racecourse debut over today's trip at Doncaster but very nearly caught the winner. David Brown's colt looks good enough to win a maiden at this level and makes more appeal than Deauville Prince. The latter overcame trouble in running to grab the runners-up spot over C&D last month and should be in the mix once again along with Noble Bull, who was still beaten six lengths when second at Newmarket last time but is expected to show further progress here. The remainder look up against it though the newcomer Steeler has three winning relatives and should be noted for the future.
Arlecchino (IRE) Hernando colt out of Trullitti.
Bain's Pass (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 8l behind Kimberella (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Jun.
Cielo Rojo (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 20l behind Arthurs Secret (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Jun.
Deauville Prince (FR) 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Master Of War (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
French Press (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Azrur (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, never in comtention, 8th of 11, 15l behind Snowboarder (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Noble Bull (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Raced stand side, chased leaders, headway over 1f out, hung left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Luhaif (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Steeler (IRE) Raven's Pass colt out of Discreet Brief.