Quite rare to see Sir Michael Stoute with a runner before the Newmarket Craven meeting so we'll take the hint and go along with THEODORE GERICAULT. The son of Derby winner, Sir Percy, made an eyecatching debut at Newmarket in late July on what turned out to be his sole juvenile outing when fourth behind the very useful The Gold Cheongsam. He was going on really nicely at the business end and can build on that distinct promise here before going on to better things. Kohlaan has shown ability on both outings but clearly needs to settle better on the evidence of his latest Kempton run when he finished just behind Gift Of Silence. John Berry should get a win out of the latter once going handicapping and the main danger to the selection could be Arctic Admiral. More exposed than his rivals, the Hannon inmate has experience on his side, has shown his best form to date on Polytrack and his overall form profile suggests he's sure to be in the shake-up in what is an interesting maiden.
Gift Of Silence 16-1 (9-9) Chased leaders in 5th, chased leaders 2f out, driven and stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Endorsing (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Arctic Admiral (IRE) 11-1 (8-5) Dwelt, soon chasing leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, faded close home, 5th of 6, 4l behind Ready (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Kohlaan (IRE) 6-4 (8-13) Pulled hard and held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to one paced 4th final 50 yards, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Endorsing (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Logans Lad (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) In rear, ran very wide bend over 3f out, soon behind, last of 7, 18l behind Striking Echo (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Secret Session (USA) Mizzen Mast colt out of Lynnwood Chase.
Theodore Gericault (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Keen in touch, ridden 2f out, effort 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind The Gold Cheongsam (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Transluscent (IRE) Trans Island gelding out of Little Miss Diva.
Visual Aspect 33-1 (8-13) Led until ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Endorsing (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Born To Run 25-1 (8-5) Led until 4f out, chased leader, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Ifan (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.