Havana Beat and NICHOLS CANYON both made their debuts at this track. The former went very close over 7f and has every chance in this but the latter looks to have the stronger form. John Gosden's colt found only stablemate Excess Knowledge, a subsequent runner-up in Listed company, too good over C&D last month and can go one better today. Restraint Of Trade looks best of the Godolphin duo and is also preferred to Unmoothaj while the newcomer Elidor is a half-brother to top-class Group 1 winner Treasure Beach and is worth noting for any support.
Elidor Cape Cross colt out of Honorine.
Gold Nugget (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Always in rear, last of 10, 16l behind African Oil (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Great Hall Halling colt out of L'affaire Monique.
Havana Beat (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Not much room start, held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on well, just failed, 2nd of 11, hd behind Etijaah (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Nichols Canyon 7-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, ran green in rear, pushed along inside final 3f, distracted by hanging rival inside final 2f, headway and green again over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Excess Knowledge (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Restraint of Trade (IRE) 6-4fav (9-3) Slow into stride keen soon tracked leaders, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Romantic Settings (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Tally Stick (USA) 15-2 (9-3) Towards rear, not much room over 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 12, 13l behind Concise (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Unmoothaj 4-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 5l behind Tamayuz Star (9-3) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Yul Finegold (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on rail until outpaced and lost place halfway, behind over 2f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Tobacco Road (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Pennyweight 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon struggling, last of 11, 18l behind Liber Nauticus (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2yo stks (5) gd.