THE GREY GATSBY took a while to find his stride on debut over 6f here last month but he still stayed on strongly to get the better of subsequent Goodwood scorer Brazos with Ventura Quest, another who won next time, back in third. The extra furlong is certain to suit and Kevin Ryan's charge looks a nice prospect. First Flight won by three lengths at Newbury on his debut but that form has a couple of question marks hanging over it and Il Paparazzi may be a bigger danger having impressed in a maiden over course and distance on his second start. Treaty Of Paris is a bit more exposed but should run his race again and is preferred to the filly Lady Lara of the others.
Brazos (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on rail, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ridden to lead final 110 yards, stayed on well, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gs in Jul beating Lyn Valley (9-0) by nk, 13 ran.
First Flight (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd beating Ice Slice (9-5) by 3l, 12 ran.
Il Paparazzi 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, clear when ridden and wandered inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, comfortably, won at York 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul beating Erroneous (9-5) by 5l, 10 ran.
The Grey Gatsby (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Ran green, mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden to take 2nd when wandered inside final furlong, edged left and led towards finish, kept on, won at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf in Jul beating Brazos (9-5) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Treaty Of Paris (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Shifting Power (9-2) at Newmarket 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gd.
Lady Lara (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Princess Noor (8-12) at Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.