TREASURE TOWN just gets the nod here ahead of Life And Soul and newcomer Penangdouble O One. Fairly often this season the best time to catch the Godolphin runners has been on their second start. This son of King's Best made a pleasing start when third to Botanist in what looks a decent enough Leicester maiden and with natural improvement he could take a lot of beating. Of the newcomers it is the half-brother to Harbinger, Penang Double O One, who makes most appeal, although any support for the 52,000 guineas purchase Boston Blue would have to be taken seriously. Consult looks like he needs more time, Kahfre will be qualified for handicaps after this run, whilst Life And Soul improved markedly from first to second outings and the stable are in better form now. At a price Rakhapura could run into the frame, but the obvious place to lay our hat is with Treasure Town.
Big Hands Lynch (IRE) Hawkeye colt out of Mrs Kanning.
Boston Blue Halling colt out of City Of Gold.
Consult 12-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, outpaced 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 17l behind Tres Amigos (9-3) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Kahfre 22-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden along over 4f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 16l behind Ceilidh House (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Life And Soul (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Ceilidh House (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Optimistic Duke (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders to over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 12l behind Gardening Leave (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Penangdouble O One Starcraft colt out of Penang Pearl.
Rakhapura (IRE) 80-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Dahaam (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Treasure Town 9-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, outpaced by winner final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Botanist (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Daryainur (IRE) 250-1 (8-12) Slowly away, always behind, never a factor, 13th of 14, 19l behind Botanist (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Lady Cavendish (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and struggling over 2f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Start Right (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Patachou 5-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden 3f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Alphacino (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 2yo clm (4) gd in Jul.