The market should point the way to the chances of Passion For Gold and the other newcomers but ULTRAVOX has done enough to believe that an average race can go his way. He caught the eye on debut and, like so many of Brian Meehan's, showed improved form next time when taking third at Sandown; he should stay this far and appeared to handle soft ground at Newbury. He was well backed to get the better of a Godolphin owned winner at Sandown so Saeed Bin Suroor should have a fair idea of what will be required from Passion For Gold who possesses a smart American pedigree. The market has provided a reasonable guide to the yard's newcomers this term. Super Collider has a raft of big race entries and should improve from a nice introductory run. There are a couple of other interesting newcomers but he's potentially the biggest threat to Ultravox.
Battle Study (IRE) Fath gelding out of Osprey Point.
Fusenam Refuse To Bend colt out of Namat.
Grey Garth (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Behind and soon outpaced, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 21l behind The Human League (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jun.
Medicinal Compound Dr Fong gelding out of Liska's Dance.
Passion For Gold (USA) Medaglia D'oro colt out of C'est L'amour.
Pena Dorada (IRE) Key Of Luck colt out of Uluwatu.
Super Collider 20-1 (9-3) Held up, pushed along 2f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 17, 10l behind Simenon (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Transmit (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Went right start, chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Atlantis Star (9-3) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Ultravox (USA) 9-4 (9-3) Close up, chased leader 5f out, ridden over 3f out, driven and evey chance 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Al Ghazal (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Princess Neenee (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always behind, 10th of 14, 26l behind Our Joe Mac (8-12) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.