ARTHUR MARTINLEAKE's second to Louie De Palma at Windsor is working out well. The third and fifth have won since and Karl Burke's colt can make the most of his experience to get the better of newcomer Tadqeeq, who is sprint-bred and a half-brother to a couple of winners - he has an entry in a valuable sales race at Doncaster last month. Emirates Challenge was noted keeping on over 5f at Windsor last time and the step up in distance looks certain to suit the Godolphin colt.
Arthur Martinleake (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Raced wide prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Louie de Palma (9-2) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Avenue Des Champs 66-1 (9-0) Slowly away outpaced and very green, detached, 12th of 13, well behind Home Of The Brave (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Bang In Trouble (IRE) Papal Bull gelding out of Shinkoh Rose.
Tadqeeq Makfi colt out of Perfect Spirit.
Emirates Challenge (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Playing up in stalls, held up, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, edged left over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind War Alert (9-0) at Windsor 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Pencil Excellent Art filly out of Penelewey.
Quite Smart (IRE) Arcano filly out of Lyca Ballerina.