New Brunswick ran better than the bare form suggests at Lingfield last time as he was eased down once his chance had gone. He's preferred to Ghalib and Bow And Arrow. The latter's stablemate and newcomer Directional cost 130,000gns while Muntadab, Light Breaks and Mecado are other debutants to note. But a speculative vote goes to the €260,000 purchase EQUITANUS to make a winning start given he's a brother to Racing Post Trophy hero Casamento and a half-brother to four other winners.
Bow And Arrow 3-1 (9-5) Slowly away, soon off the pace in last trio, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, behind and eased final furlong, tailed off, 7th of 8, 29l behind Orlando Rogue (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Devilution (IRE) Bluegrass Cat colt out of Meniatarra.
Directional Raven's Pass colt out of Rose Street.
Dutch Portrait 40-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced, 14th of 16, 14l behind Adaay (9-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Equitanus (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Wedding Gift.
Ghalib (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, shaken up and headway over 1f out, kept on steadily inside final furlong, no danger, 8th of 15, 7l behind Ticks The Boxes (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Light Breaks (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Anywaysmile.
Mecado (IRE) Compton Place colt out of Corryvreckan.
Muntadab (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Chibola.
New Brunswick (GER) 2-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 12l behind Pasticcio (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Orobas (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 14l behind Carry On Deryck (9-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Pyrocumulus (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Slow away, towards rear, rider lost irons over 4f out, well beaten final 2f, last of 9, 29l behind Pasticcio (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.