Although there are several potentially useful newcomers here, TORCHLIGHTER sets a high standard and will be difficult to beat. Mark Johnston's colt couldn't quite hold the persistent challenge of Oxsana over 7f at Yarmouth but the winner very nearly landed a major sales race at Newmarket on Saturday so the form looks useful. The Godolphin colt My Target has a first-class pedigree being a half-brother to four winners including a Grade 1 winner in the USA. William Haggas has his horses flying so the Dutch Art colt Soviet Courage is one to keep an eye on as is Three Cliffs, who is by Exceed And Excel out of a Group 3 winner.
Bearskin (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 15l behind Comino (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Eastern Dynasty Exceed And Excel gelding out of Agooda.
Mighty Force (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Ikan.
My Target (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Chercheuse.
Naggers (IRE) Excellent Art gelding out of Trika.
Smart Alec (IRE) Dandy Man gelding out of Art Critic.
Smidgen (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up behind in touch, outpaced when hung left towards centre over 2f out, ridden and weakened 1f out, last of 8, 16l behind Arranger (8-11) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Soviet Courage (IRE) Dutch Art colt out of Place De Moscou.
Three Cliffs Exceed And Excel colt out of Gower Song.
Torchlighter (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 8, nk behind Oxsana (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Queen of Arts 16-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride and went left start, outpaced, 8th of 12, 13l behind Northern Water (8-10) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Starlite Jewel Virtual filly out of Celestial Empire.