Landowner is an interesting newcomer from Saeed Bin Suroor's in-form stable and the son of Shamardal could easily be good enough to win at the first time of asking but KONA COAST sets a decent standard and gets the vote to open his account with Bush Master rated the best of the rest. The selection stepped up from a promising debut outing in a Newmarket maiden when running a close fifth in a decent Newbury maiden last month and he looks the one to beat judged by that effort. Amanda Perrett's Green Earth was well held in a Newbury maiden last time and my do better in handicaps, while Roger Charlton's Walcot Square has run promisingly but needs to improve to trouble the selection. Richard Hannon's Bush Master has shown a consistent level of form having been placed in each of his last three starts and he rates the main danger to Kona Coast, who looks the one to beat.
Bush Master 8-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, hung right inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Duchess Dora (8-13) at Sandown 5f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Green Earth (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, no progress over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 11l behind Private Story (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Kona Coast 16-1 (9-3) Led, edged right and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Najd (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Landowner Shamardal colt out of Rentless.
Light The Way 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Many A Slip (8-9) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Walcot Square (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 9l behind Pounced (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Nom De La Rosa (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) In touch on inside, pushed along 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten front trio, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Emirates Hills (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Aug.