LYN VALLEY has been allotted a mark of 90 on the back of a second to Brazos at Goodwood. If the handicapper is right, then Mark Johnston's colt is well ahead of the others with racecourse experience and should be opening his account in this. Greed Is Good posted a much better effort when an outsider at Sandown last time but that was over 7f while Punk's third at Kempton represents the best form the remainder have so far managed. The newcomer Amood could prove the biggest threat, however, as he's a half-brother to 1000 Guineas heroine Lahan among others.
Amood (IRE) Elnadim colt out of Amanah.
Greed Is Good 20-1 (9-5) Prominent, every chance from 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Sea The Skies (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Lyn Valley 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on rail, led 2f out, joined over 1f out, kept slight advantage until headed and unable to quicken final 100 yards, 2nd of 13, nk behind Brazos (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gs in Jul.
Pay The Greek 50-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 15l behind Tanzeel (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Punk 25-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, one pace when lost 2nd 1f out, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Festival Theatre (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Shrewd Bob (IRE) 7-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and ran green 2f out, soon edged left and beaten, last of 4, 8l behind Lilo Lil (8-4) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Jul.
Ultimate Warrior (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Dwelt and slow into stride, always in rear, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Stormy Paradise (9-1) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Jun.