James Doyle looks to have every chance of making a winning start in his new role as retained jockey for Khalid Abdullah. KINGMAN made an impressive debut at Newmarket when scoring by six lengths and we'll get a better idea of just how good he is today. John Gosden's colt boasts a handful of big race entries and Emirates Flyer is also in the Racing Post Trophy. Mickael Barzalona rode the latter to victory at Headquarters earlier but partners Music Theory today. The Godolphin colt landed the odds with the minimum of fuss on his latest outing and should figure but Rosso Corsa is the most exposed and looks up against it in this company.
Emirates Flyer 7-4fav (9-2) Steadied start, held up in rear, switched right halfway, headway on outer over 2f out, driven into 3rd well over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Washaar (9-2) at Ascot 7f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Jul.
Kingman 11-4 (9-5) Raced centre slowly away, soon recovered in touch, quickened to lead over 1f out, ran on strongly (impressive), won at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun beating Adhwaa (9-0) by 6l, 10 ran.
Music Theory (IRE) 1-5fav (9-0) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, forged clear, comfortable, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (2) gf beating Hatha Hooh (9-0) by 9l, 4 ran.
Rosso Corsa 50-1 (9-0) Keen led after 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Toormore (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Jul.