Rather than guess at the ability of the newcomers, it could pay to stick with EXPERT. His recent second over track and trip suggests a race of this nature should come his way and he makes more appeal than the others with racecourse experience. John Gosden trains a couple of the newcomers with the half-brother to winning stablemate Space Ship preferred to Never To Be while Meteoroid is related to four winners and is also worth noting in the betting along with Madeed.
Black Tie Dancer (IRE) Mastercraftsman gelding out of Opera Star.
Expert (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Disputed lead until led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 4l behind True Story (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Frederic Chopin Tamayuz colt out of Eliza Gilbert.
Grandest Dansili colt out of Angara.
Madeed Nayef colt out of Danehill Dreamer.
Meteoroid (USA) Dynaformer colt out of Enthused.
Never To Be (USA) Thewayyouare colt out of Kitty Foille.
Newmarket Warrior (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Noble Metal (9-5) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Stalactite (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced and lost place over 3f out, well held after, eased inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 17l behind Jallota (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.