EXCHEQUER is going the right way on the evidence of his recent second to Kingston Hill at Newbury. The latter went on to land a Group 3 at Newmarket on Saturday and Richard Hannon's colt will take the beating on that form. Faure Island also showed a big improvement last time and makes more appeal than the more exposed Flicksta while Smidgen and Roring Samson have scope for progress. The temperamental Idea deposited James Doyle on the deck leaving the stalls on his debut but Comanchero is a newcomer to note.
Comanchero (IRE) Camacho colt out of Trempjane.
Exchequer (IRE) 4-6fav (9-5) Took keen hold, led early, tracked leader, challenged 2f out, soon led, hung badly left from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Kingston Hill (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Faure Island 9-1 (9-5) Went left start, in touch, effort over 1f out, soon outpaced, 6th of 10, 4l behind Ghazi (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Flicksta (USA) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Lawyer (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Idea (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Restless in stalls, awkwardly away, went right and unseated rider, in a race won by Fracking (9-5) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep, 15 ran.
Roring Samson (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 4l behind Star Code (9-5) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Smidgen (IRE) 80-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and no impression on winner when edged right inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Torchlighter (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Suitsus Virtual gelding out of Point Perfect.
Tahchee Sleeping Indian colt out of Neyraan.
Bon Port Major Cadeaux filly out of Miss Poppy.
Foxtrot Pearl (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Slightly hampered start, in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 13, 6l behind Amahoro (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Renaissance Rio (IRE) Captain Rio filly out of Danish Gem.
Thundering Cloud (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, effort on inside and stayed on again inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 12, 7l behind Sleepy Sioux (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (4) gd in Sep.