COLOUR CATCHER has had the misfortune of running into two smart sorts in as many races but there is nothing ungenuine about Charlie Appleby's colt and if he can handle a switch to racing left-handed, his form looks to be just about the strongest on offer. Power Play was sent off as an odds-on favourite at Windsor having caught the eye on debut at Doncaster. You couldn't rule out any Richard Hannon runner at present but that flop somewhat tempers enthusiasm. Midlander is a half-brother to a previous winner on the all-weather and the market should give us a fair idea as to what to anticipate on his first racecourse start. Drumkilbo realised 60,000 guineas as a yearling and it would be no surprise to see Lady Cecil's inmate come into his own once stepped up to longer distances.
Colour Catcher 10-11fav (9-5) Led, headed over 3f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Merdon Castle (9-5) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Drumkilbo Shamardal colt out of Rex Regina.
Just Because 100-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along and still green when weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Limato (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Midlander (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Mille.
Power Play (IRE) 4-6fav (9-5) Chased leader, bumped well over 1f out, every chance 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Bonnie Grey (9-0) at Warwick 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in May.
Bella Alamoto 66-1 (9-0) Slowly away soon switched race in centre, detached throughout, last of 12, 49l behind Pack Together (9-0) at Lingfield 6f mdn (5) gf.
Prima Pagina Showcasing filly out of La Gazzetta.
Stamp Of Approval (IRE) Approve filly out of Wassendale.