ENLACE looked the likely winner for most of the race in a lucrative Newmarket nursery but idled in front and was caught close home. She can make further progress and gets the vote though Prize Exhibit, who was three and a half lengths back in fourth, is 9lb better off so should get much closer. Ann Duffield unleashed a smart prospect in George Dryden at Pontefract and he could hardly have been more impressive, coming home 6l clear on fast ground. That probably wasn't the greatest of races but with improvement expected he should go close. Al Gomry showed the benefit of a promising York debut to land a maiden at Newcastle where he still looked in need of experience. The remaining pair will need to step up a gear to get involved.
Al Gomry 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leades, driven to lead over 1f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun beating Gerry The Glover (9-5) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Don Sigfredo (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Chester 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Izzthatright (9-7) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
George Dryden (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, won at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul beating Caprior Bere (8-13) by 6l, 10 ran.
Enlace 13-8fav (9-1) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 17, hd behind Zifena (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) fm.
Red Connect 50-1 (9-0) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 9l behind Adaay (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun.
Prize Exhibit 9-1 (9-6) Went slightly left start, tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final 100 yards, 4th of 17, 4l behind Zifena (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) fm.