Montaly was easy to back and slowly away on debut at Lingfield but shaped with some promise in the closing stages and can only improve. Amood was third at Newmarket but found little off the bridle at Ascot next time, though is eased in grade here. Idder is a half-brother to a winning juvenile but Dragoon Guard and the superbly-bred Sea Here are other newcomers to note. The latter is by Sea The Stars out of Oaks heroine Look Here but will do better over further in time. ISTIKSHAF couldn't match the finishing speed of Mount Logan at Yarmouth but was clear of the third and may be capable of going one better today.
Amood (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, soon beaten, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind Stealth Missile (9-0) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Deauville Dancer (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always behind, 13th of 15, 12l behind Mitraad (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Donncha (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Ajig (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Dragoon Guard (IRE) Jeremy colt out of Elouges.
Gimme Five 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced, 8th of 12, 12l behind Master Dancer (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Idder (IRE) Authorized colt out of Epiphany.
Istikshaf (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Mount Logan (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Masterpaver 50-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 14th of 18, 17l behind Master The World (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Mighty Force (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, ran green and behind, never on terms, 8th of 11, 16l behind Torchlighter (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Montaly 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt held up, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Alex Vino (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Moscato 80-1 (9-5) Pushed along and struggling halfway, always towards rear, last of 11, 20l behind Oasis Fantasy (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Sea Here Sea The Stars colt out of Look Here.
Strait Run (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 9l behind Field Of Fame (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) hvy.