This is a potentially informative maiden as more than half of the field have already shown definite signs of ability while newcomer American Artist was an 86,000gns yearling who is a half-brother to two useful winners. Midlander was only beaten a short-head on the Polytrack two weeks ago when Drumkilbo was fourth and Mark Johnston's colt is certain to improve on that. Mighty Warrior was second on debut over 5f at Thirsk but FANCIFUL ANGEL makes more appeal. Given plenty to do at Newmarket last month, the grey made eye-catching late headway and will know more today.
American Artist (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of American Adventure.
Drumkilbo 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Power Play (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Duke Of Romance Duke Of Marmalade colt out of Chance For Romance.
Fanciful Angel (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner final furlong until last 75 yards, no extra, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Epithet (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Midlander (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) In touch, headway when switched left entering final furlong, ran on strongly towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Power Play (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Mighty Warrior 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, stayed on strongly closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Don't Tell Annie (9-2) at Thirsk 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun.
What A Party (IRE) Windsor Knot filly out of Tarziyma.