Expert probably faced a hopeless task behind his illustrious stablemate, Toormore, at Goodwood and he will be more at home in this company but we prefer the claims of SPEEDY APPROACH. Michael Bell's colt dotted up in a Doncaster maiden on his latest start and he looks the type that should make up into a decent three-year-old next term. Somewhat is sure to have his supporters as he has an official rating of 102. Mark Johnston's colt followed up a solid run in the Chesham Stakes with a fine effort when upped in class in the Superlative Stakes at Newmarket. Noble Metal would need to reverse form with him in order to win this, while Be Ready represents a stable that have won this race before so he has to be respected despite having never seen a racecourse in public.
Expert (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden when short of room entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Toormore (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Jul.
Lone Warrior (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Washaar (9-2) at Ascot 7f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Jul.
Noble Metal 16-1 (9-0) Steadied start, took keen hold in rear, switched left over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 9l behind Good Old Boy Lukey (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Somewhat (USA) 11-4fav (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, edged right and headed over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Good Old Boy Lukey (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Speedy Approach Evensfav (9-5) Tracked leaders, switched right to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear and edged left, easily, won at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Craggaknock (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Be Ready (IRE) New Approach colt out of Call Later.
Grevillea (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led approaching final furlong, ridden out, won at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating If (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.