BRAVE COMMAND found only one to good on his racecourse debut at Folkestone last month. With that form already in the book, he gets the vote ahead of some likely looking newcomers including stablemate and American-bred Filfil. 72,000gns purchase Derwentwater is another to consider while a half-brother to Alcaeus made a winning debut so Sir Mark Prescott's colt is worth noting. Veturia, Intimidate and Abraq have shown glimpses of promise and Elhaame will have come on for the experience of his debut at Newmarket and should finish closer.
Abraq 40-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on towards finish, never nearer, 5th of 9, 4l behind Al Waab (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Alcaeus Hernando colt out of Alvarita.
Big Thunder Dalakhani colt out of Charlotte O Fraise.
Brave Command (USA) 3-1 (9-3) Held up, headway inside final 2f, stayed on well, nearest finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Ayaar (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Caramack 7-2 (9-3) Held up in mid-division on inside, pushed along and staying on same pace when slightly hampered over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Hot Diggity (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Derwentwater (IRE) Raven's Pass gelding out of Waterways.
Echo Brava Proclamation colt out of Snake Skin.
Elhaame (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 18, 14l behind Ghurair (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.
Filfil (USA) Hard Spun colt out of Dixietwostepper.
Grilletto (USA) 50-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened 3f out, 13th of 18, 18l behind Ghurair (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.
Intimidate 25-1 (9-3) Held up, switched right and headway well over 1f out, soon edged right, went 3rd and edged left inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Artigiano (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Norphin Norse Dancer colt out of Orphina.
Veturia (USA) 13-2 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 3/4l behind Unsinkable (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gs in Jul.