Several newcomers catch the eye on breeding in this and Johnny Be Goode showed promise on his debut at Beverley, despite meeting trouble in-running. His trainer, Richard Fahey, also runs the £45,000 colt Vimy Ridge, however, and jockey bookings suggest he's the stable's first choice. Grazed Knees is a half-brother to a juvenile winner and cost £38,000 while Majestic Hero was an expensive purchase for Ron Harris and has a sprinter's pedigree, but Kool Kompany is likely to need further that this. ALPHA SPIRIT is a sister to a 6f winner and half-sister to another. Her dam was very speedy so Mick Channon's filly is taken to make a winning start.
Grazed Knees (IRE) Majestic Missile colt out of Carpet Lover.
Haxby (IRE) Vale Of York colt out of Endless Peace.
Hell Of A Lord 9-2 (9-0) Pushed along towards rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 9, 13l behind Cheerio Sweetie (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Johnny B Goode (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Prominent, ridden inside final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 7l behind Lazy Days In Loule (8-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Kool Kompany (IRE) Jeremy colt out of Absolutely Cool.
Majestic Hero (IRE) Majestic Missile colt out of Xena.
Striking Stone Archipenko colt out of Lady Le Quesne.
Tobouggan Run Tobougg colt out of Justbetweenfriends.
Vimy Ridge American Post colt out of Fairy Shoes.
Alpha Spirit Sixties Icon filly out of Queen Of Narnia.
Lyfka Kheleyf filly out of Tarkamara.
Whoopie Do Piccolo filly out of Endear.