Mark Johnston's two-year-olds have general improved markedly from first run to second this season and given that EXEMPLARY ran a solid debut he¿s taken to land this weak looking maiden with the progressive Shabak Hom and Miss Starlight the pick of the others. Having been slow away the pick then travelled well for much of his first outing before weakening out of a challenge. That run should bring him on leaps and bounds and the switch to Polytrack should help with his expected improvement. Shabak Hom did find progression from first run to second last time and easily stayed this trip so if continuing on that upward curve he¿ll be close again. Miss Starlight was solid in a Newmarket maiden on her racecourse bow and with the form beginning to work out from she's entitled to show more. Krymian is respected from a top yard but with progression likely Exemplary is our choice.
Exemplary 10-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Mingun Bell (9-2) at Southwell 1m 2yo nov stks (5) fbs in Aug.
Krymian 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 5f out, soon lost place, 10th of 11, 15l behind Al Ghazal (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Lord Victor 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, raced keenly in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 18l behind Mendip (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol.
Saint Thomas (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along halfway, soon lost place, tailed off, 8th of 10, 30l behind Guest Book (9-3) at Chepstow 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Shabak Hom (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up, headway on outside 3f out, effort 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Shaayeq (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Sharakti (IRE) Rakti gelding out of Easter Parade.
Coolella (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Agent Boo (9-1) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Miss Starlight 100-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 9, 6l behind Paleo (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Aug.