Valiant Knight sets a decent standard but with plenty of big yards represented it may pay to take a chance on one of the newcomers; GOOLAGONG looks pretty precocious on paper and is narrowly preferred. A 105,000 guineas purchase, this daughter of Giant's Causeway is out of a two-year-old-winning mare who herself is related to lots of winners at two. Some of the major jockeys are at this meeting rather than York and it may be significant that Seb Sanders rides. Flying Destination and Valiant Knight have the best form on offer, with the latters third at this track looking fair form. Stablemate Private Story shouldn't be overlooked either. Magnetic Force has a very attractive pedigree however it is one that shouts of untold improvement next year not this. Mufarrh made 170,000 guineas as a yearling and needs a watch in the market, as most of the stable's juveniles tend to need the run. Newcomer Inside Track looks the pick of Brian Meehan's duo, although to be fair both may need more time, so a bigger threat may be the once-raced pair of Green Earth and Viking Dancer who both shaped with a degree of promise on their debuts. Goolagong is taken to make a winning debut.
Flying Destination 40-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 5l behind Azmeel (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Green Earth (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Behind, soon pushed along, some late headway, never nearer, 8th of 13, 7l behind Dromore (8-8) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Inside Track (IRE) Bertolini gelding out of True Crystal.
Magnetic Force (IRE) Verglas colt out of Upperville.
Mufarrh (IRE) Marju colt out of What A Picture.
Oasis Dancer Oasis Dream colt out of Good Enough.
Private Story (USA) Yes It's True colt out of Said Privately.
Red Eddie 33-1 (9-3) Always in rear, last of 14, 21l behind Al Zir (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Valiant Knight (FR) 16-1 (9-3) Led for 1f, tracked leaders, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind High Twelve (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Viking Dancer 11-1 (9-0) Dwelt, raced in last trio, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, drifted right over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 12l behind Lowdown (9-0) at Goodwood 6f mdn stks (2) gd in Jul.
Goolagong (IRE) Giant's Causeway filly out of Maroochydore.