CARTHAGE handled the soft ground at Goodwood with no problem and ran well to finish runner-up despite returning a losing favourite. He looks up to going one better in this. Chatez has shown some ability in a couple of starts in fast ground but Bold Runner showed no improvement when encountering heavy going at Salisbury. Both Jefferson City and Nabatean are related to winners but fellow newcomer and 200,000gns colt, Observational, looks of more interest especially if the betting speaks in his favour.
Bold Runner 100-1 (9-5) Behind, under pressure halfway, soon no impression, 8th of 13, 16l behind Snow Sky (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) hvy.
Carthage (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) In touch, pushed along 3f out, headway to chase winner over 1f out, ridden and ran on, no threat to winner, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Laugharne (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Chatez (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Took keen hold and prominent on inside, led well over 1f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Wickhambrook (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Epsom Hill (SWE) Homme D'honneur colt out of Energiya Sacc.
Express Himself (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, always towards rear, 11th of 15, 7l behind Monsea (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Jefferson City (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Reina Blanca.
Moshe (IRE) Dansili colt out of Rosinka.
Nabatean (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Landinium.
Observational Galileo colt out of Party.
Vaguely Spanish 100-1 (9-5) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 28l behind Torrid (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd.