Authorship is the latest off the Godolphin production line to find their way to John Ferguson and, having shown plenty of promise in four starts on the level, may well prove another winner for the yard. However, BROCKWELL is another Flat performer now trying his hand over timber, having joined Gary Moore from the Dascombe team. He's posted really sound efforts at York and Goodwood on his last two starts in the last six weeks and, with fitness assured, rates a more than viable option to the Ferguson contender, although there is a concern that this trip may ultimately prove a little sharp. Sacred Square, being brought along very steadily by Donald McCain, and the consistent if exposed You've Been Mowed, complete the shortlist in an interesting maiden hurdle for the time of year.
Brockwell 8-1 (9-3) Prominent, outpaced and lost place over 5f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 10l behind Teak (8-6) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gf in Jul (flat).
Salbatore 33-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, never involved, 6th of 9, 14l behind Koolala (10-12) at Lingfield 2m NH flat (6) std in Jan '13.
This Is Me 10-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 12, 26l behind Manjakani (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Authorship (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Held up behind, not clear run on inside 2f out, switched right and headway 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, pressed winner final 50 yards, just held, 2nd of 8, ns behind Mash Potato (8-6) at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug '13 (flat).
Konzert (ITY) 12-1 (9-3) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 9l behind Highlife Dancer (9-6) at Bath 1m 4f app hcp (6) fm (flat).
Sacred Square (GER) 11-4 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway to chase leader after 3rd, evry chance from 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Dr Moloney (10-7) at Perth 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Wyoyo (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Close up in rear, ridden and outpaced from 5th, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Classic Colori (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf.
You've Been Mowed 5-1 (10-9) Held up in rear but in touch, ridden 3 out, soon no impression, 4th of 6, 14l behind Bonne Fee (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.