A poor turnout numerically but an interesting race nonetheless. LEXINGTON TIMES made a very promising debut behind tonight's rival Zephuros here then landed what looked a strong maiden on the track in emphatic style. His stablemate Basateen, who finished third in that latter race, has come out and won by 8l so the form looks very useful. Zephuros hasn't run subsequently but is obviously decent and should have come on for that first run. The well-connected Prince Gagarin receives 7lb from the two winners and made a very encouraging debut behind two much better fancied rivals at Newbury.
Lexington Times (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Raced alone on near side rail, made virtually all, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jul beating Good Contact (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Zephuros (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Dwelt, keen early, tarcked leaders, led over 1f out, soon edged right, ran on well, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun beating Lexington Times (9-5) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Prince Gagarin (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Nafaqa (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.