In a fascinating nursery, I'm Smart is nominated ahead of Slate and Jaasoos. Slate created a good impression when scoring at Warwick on his debut and is respected in this intriguing affair. Farley Star showed he was going in the right direction last time with a Folkestone win and we reckon he has a good bit more to come. I'm Right is another unexposed winner who rates as interesting, while Just Dust continues to amaze with his toughness, although he might find one or two too good today. In good hands, you can be sure that we have not seen the best of Artimino yet, while Oi Vay Joe confirmed that he was on the up with a solid second at Newbury last time. Jaasoos is another lightly-raced improver that gets a very solid mention. As we say, it all adds up to an interesting race, with the vote going to I'm Smart, although the betting will probably make for interesting reading.
Simba Sun (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 2f out, 10th of 24, 9l behind Invincible Force (9-2) at Curragh 6f 2yo stk gf in Aug.
Lunces Lad (IRE) (8-11) last of 6, 8l behind Global Dream (8-11) at Baden-Baden 7f Grp 2 (1) sft.
Golden Balls (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Behind, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 12th of 19, 10l behind Doctor Brown (8-11) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) sft in Aug.
Jaasoos (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Led over 5f out, shaken up over 1f out, ran on, won at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf beating Cleide da Silva (8-12) by 3l, 11 ran.
Oi Vay Joe (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong to chase winner, gaining near finish, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Captain Marvelous (9-7) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd.
Artimino 7-2jt-fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead just over 1f out, edged slightly left well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Karoo Blue (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Just Dust 13-2 (8-7) Led, headed over 2f out, rallied and led again over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Bateleur (7-13) at Newmarket 6f 2yo hcp (3) gf.
My Learned Friend (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, ran on well under pressure final furlong, just held on, won at Lingfield 7f nov stk (4) gd in Aug beating Safe Investment (9-5) by a shd, 10 ran.
Farley Star 10-3 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, chased leader inside final furlong, pushed along and ran along to lead final 50 yards, won at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) gs in Aug beating Blithe (9-0) by a nk, 11 ran.
Honest Danger 7-2 (9-3) Towards rear, soon pushed along, headway 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Danum Dancer (8-10) at Beverley 5f 2yo hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Slate (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Held up, steady headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Thabaat (9-0) by 1l, 13 ran.
Masai Moon 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Prospect Place (9-1) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp 0-90 (3) hvy.
Global Guest 14-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 11, well behind Rosbay (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Fares (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Easy Lover (9-4) at Haydock 1m 2yo hcp (2) hvy.
Miss Saafend Plaza (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Held up in touch, effort 2f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Steam Cuisine (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo fll hcp (4) gf.
I'm Right (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol beating Flying Encore (8-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Laurentina 10-11fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, chased clear leader over 1f out, driven and ran on to lead near finish, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol beating Juncea (9-0) by a hd, 11 ran.
Valdan (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Steady start, held up in rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Abunai (8-8) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf.