Harlequin Striker showed the benefit of racecourse experience to finish second in a recent maiden over course and distance, but Richard Hughes's decision to hotfoot it across the country persuades us to oppose him with MISTERIOSO. Richard Hannon's colt would have to reverse the form of the aforementioned race, but as that was his debut and there appears a far likelier chance of improvement, we are prepared to offer him the opportunity. Moonadee shaped as if needing more time at Sandown and looks one to follow when stepped up over further. Big Chill will qualify for nurseries post this race and is noted accordingly whilst Eve Johnson-Houghton isn't noted for saddling too many precocious juveniles though Golden Wedding caught the eye on debut at Lingfield. Servery was far from cheap and could develop into a useful performer in time.
Best Endeavour 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 16l behind Jungle Cat (9-5) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Big Chill (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up, headway when raced green entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind L'Etacq (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Gea And Tea 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 16l behind Epithet (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Golden Wedding (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, headway from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, no chance with winner, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Ski Slope (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun.
Harlequin Striker (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Always prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Marcano (9-5) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Hier Encore (FR) Kentucky Dynamite colt out of Hierarchie.
Misterioso (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Held up towards rear, switched left and headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Marcano (9-5) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Moonadee (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Started slowly, well off the pace towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 9th of 14, 7l behind Tupi (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Pink Ribbon (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly away always in rear, 11th of 12, 17l behind Jungle Cat (9-5) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Servery Sir Percy colt out of Heat Of The Night.
That Man Of Mine (IRE) Thewayyouare colt out of Do The Deal.
Who'sthedaddy Avonbridge colt out of Lisathedaddy.
Wolf Of Windlesham (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, in rear and ran green, never on terms, 8th of 11, 23l behind Disegno (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Vita Mina 16-1 (9-0) Fly lept start, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, last of 6, 4l behind Disavow (9-0) at Chester 7f mdn (4) gd in Jun.