SHOLAAN finished fourth at Chester on his latest start. A winner has already come out of the race and that form, coupled with the excellent strike rate of his yard at this track, earns him the vote. He's just preferred to Talk Of The North, who found only one too good when sent off favourite at Lingfield recently. Shotley Music was placed on his debut here and better is expected from Kung Hei Fat Choy, who attempted to make all at Doncaster on his first start. Captivity should appreciate the extra furlong having failed to figure at this track on his debut and another Godolphin colt, Al Saham, along with Peter Anders, are newcomers to keep an eye on.
Al Saham Authorized colt out of Local Spirit.
Captivity 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, joined leaders halfway, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final fulong, 10th of 16, 10l behind Citizen's Charter (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Jun.
Clon Brulee (IRE) Modigliani colt out of Cloneden.
Hunting Gonk 50-1 (8-11) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 11l behind Daghash (8-9) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 66-1 (9-3) With leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 9l behind Perennial (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Luctor Emergo (IRE) Amadeus Wolf gelding out of Batilde.
Ottavino (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, pushed along and lost place 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 25l behind Taro Tywod (8-4) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Peter Anders Pivotal colt out of Astorg.
Roll Of Thunder 100-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 12, 8l behind Duke Of Firenze (9-3) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Seattle Sounder (IRE) Choisir colt out of Bea's Ruby.
Sholaan (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Dwelt in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Mcvicar (8-11) at Chester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Shotley Music 80-1 (9-3) Dwelt and outpaced, 15th of 17, 28l behind Rugged Cross (9-3) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gs in Aug.
Turned To Gold (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Silver Bracelet.
Lady Kashaan (IRE) Manduro filly out of Lady's Secret.
More Bottle (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 8, 9l behind Ventura Spirit (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Talk Of The North 5-4fav (8-4) Tracked leading pair, not clear run from over 1f out, soon switched left and again inside final furlong, ridden and ran on strongly to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Four Better (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gf.