Escholido sets a decent standard and will surely find a race before the end of the season but it may just be worth taking him on with AIR OF GRACE. This is a somewhat belated debut for a colt that made 170,000 guineas at the breeze-ups but he clearly impressed on the track in April and is taken to make a winning start to his career before tackling middle distances next season. Conjuror's Bluff, Hermes and Osgoodisgood are other newcomers for whom market support would be of interest whilst Sergeant Troy and Afaara hail from yards whose juveniles often derive considerable improvement from their initial outings and the ring may reflect how much progress they've made in the interim.
Air Of Grace (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Star On Stage.
Conjuror's Bluff Tiger Hill colt out of Portmeirion.
Ede'sajolygoodfelo Exceed And Excel colt out of For Love.
Escholido (IRE) 10-11fav (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked winner until ridden and outpaced over 2f out, regained 2nd inside final furlong, edged left and kept on same pace, no impression, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Hawdyerwheesht (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Sep.
Hermes Observatory colt out of Parisette.
Osgoodisgood Compton Place colt out of Protectorate.
Phoenix Fantasy (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, 8th of 9, 19l behind Shooting Gallery (8-10) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Sergeant Troy (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along and some headway 2f out, not troubled leaders, 9th of 15, 17l behind Seattle Drive (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug.
Star Commander 33-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Man of God (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Afaara (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened entering final 2f, 9th of 13, 17l behind Poplin (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Complicate 100-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 16th of 17, 12l behind State Of Mind (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Sep.