ALHAQUE is given another chance to get his name in lights here, while Mustaqer and Coiled Spring can also get involved. The selection looked likely to justify favouritism last time out over course and distance but, like his first run, found one too good. There was nothing wrong with his attitude on either occasion, he acts on a sound surface, and entries in both the Derby and the Irish version next year suggest that he is very highly regarded. Mustaqer has not yet raced on a sound surface, but has performed with credit in two outings where there has been cut and the Dalakhani colt can continue his improvement here. Coiled Spring did not improve for his debut when tried at Windsor last time, but he may not have handled the track or the softer ground, so he cannot be written off over this Rowley mile. Henry Cecil's runners are going well, so there is no reason why Hyades, who is related to juvenile winners over this trip, can't show up well on debut. Jess James looks likely to be better at three, but Putre One is interesting. Michael Jarvis's colt cost 210,000 euros and this looks an ideal trip over which to start him, but for today we'll take Alhaque to get it right.
Akmal 13-2 (9-3) In rear, pushed low over 5f out, soon beaten, last of 6, 30l behind Montaff (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (4) hvy.
Alhaque (USA) 11-8fav (9-0) With leader, led halfway, ridden 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 17, 3/4l behind Redwood (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Coiled Spring 13-8fav (9-3) Chased leaders, driven halfway, struggling over 1f out, 6th of 14, 9l behind Call It On (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Highway Magic (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Prominent and raced keenly, with leader halfway, hung left and kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Wannabe King (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Hyades (USA) Aldebaran colt out of Lingerie.
Jesse James (IRE) King's Best colt out of Julie Jalouse.
Lombok Hernando colt out of Miss Rinjani.
Monetary Fund (USA) 50-1 (9-0) Slightly hampered leaving stalls, always behind, 15th of 16, 24l behind Jukebox Jury (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Aug.
Mustaqer (IRE) 4-6fav (9-3) Held up behind leaders, driven over 1f, one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind The Miniver Rose (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sept.
Nbhan (USA) With Approval colt out of Crisp And Cool.
Ocean's Minstrel 6-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Tobond (8-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol.
Putra One (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Veronica Cooper.
Thin Red Line (IRE) Red Ransom colt out of Albaiyda.
Dovedon Angel Winged Love filly out of Alexander Star.