Ice Slice has arguably the best piece of form on offer with a second at Newmarket last week but Richard Hughes has deserted him for stablemate and newcomer YAAKOOUM. The 145,000gns purchase is a half-brother to the useful Breton Rock and the jockey's preference points to a big run on his debut. The Hannon team also run Exceed And Exceed and Decimus Maximus while Clodoaldo and First Flight are other newcomers to note along with Faure Island, a half-brother to smart stable companion Cape Peron. Mister Mayday looks next best of those with experience.
Beatabout The Bush (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased winner until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 18l behind Piping Rock (9-0) at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul.
Charles Molson Monsieur Bond gelding out of Arculinge.
Clodoaldo (IRE) Clodovil colt out of Salonga.
Decimus Maximus Elnadim colt out of Sempre Sorriso.
Exceed And Exceed 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and hung left from 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 10l behind Mawfoor (9-5) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Faure Island Myboycharlie colt out of Free Offer.
Fiftyshadesfreed (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Started slowly, ran green and always towards rear, 7th of 11, 9l behind About Turn (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
First Flight (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of First Of Many.
Groundworker (IRE) Tagula colt out of Notepad.
Heska (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Sweet Sioux.
Ice Slice (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Led, switched to race against far side rail soon after start, headed over 1f out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tanzeel (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Mister Mayday (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Awkward leaving stalls, took keen hold towards rear, moderate headway final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Recanted (9-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Sandy Cove 4-1 (9-5) Behind, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 20l behind Trading Profit (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Telegraph (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Vampire Queen.
Yaakooum (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Anna's Rock.