OSTAAD finished 10 lengths clear of the third when runner-up at Kempton on his debut. A good run from the winner, Concise, earlier on the card would boost confidence and he gets the nod despite Mickael Barzalona's presence on the other Godolphin runner and newcomer Layl. Sublimation is going the right way and is preferred to Our Obsession and Number One London while debutants to keep an eye on include Dashing Star, a half-brother to Group winner Barshiba, the 140,000gns colt Deficit and also John Gosden's charge, Relentless.
Bold And Free Bertolini gelding out of Lady Broughton.
Dashing Star Teofilo colt out of Dashiba.
Deficit (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Venturi.
Grendisar (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Remarkable Story.
Layl (USA) Street Cry colt out of Cymbal.
Number One London (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Raced far side, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, faded over 1f out, 6th of 17, 7l behind Snow King (9-3) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Ostaad (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Led after about 1f from wide draw, clear over 1f out, headed last 75 yards, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Concise (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Relentless Dylan Thomas colt out of Karamiyna.
Sublimation (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway travelling well over 2f out, pushed along and stayed on inside final furlong, finished well and almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 18, 4l behind Race And Status (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Nateeja (IRE) Shamardal filly out of Merayaat.
Our Obsession (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 6th of 15, 4l behind Everleigh (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Aug.
Thirlestane 66-1 (8-12) Always behind, 8th of 10, 22l behind Epic Battle (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.