There are some choicely-bred newcomers on show here so the market is best watched. Shabeeh had little chance against Seven Heavens in a two-runner race at Goodwood but was undoubtedly disappointing when last of four at Catterick. EL CAP went to Wolverhampton for his debut and did very well to chase home Quinteo over this trip. He looked very much in need of the experience and can go one better. His stable companion Paradise Lake caught the eye on his introduction at Newmarket while Richard Hannon also runs two with Mamdood looking best of the pair. Of the first-timers, the Godolphin entry Fast Landing is bred for the trip as is Flashy Snapper, who is also by Raven's Pass and out of a mare placed in the 1,000 Guineas.
Bedouin (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Keen, close up, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 8 3/4l behind Cracksman (9-5) at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Oct.
Discovered (IRE) Bated Breath colt out of Sandglass.
El Cap (USA) 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on inside and pushed along at times, pushed along and stayed on well inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Quinteo (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Fast Landing Raven's Pass colt out of Miss Lucifer.
Flashy Snapper Raven's Pass colt out of Super Sleuth.
King Otto Holy Roman Emperor gelding out of Que Puntual.
Mamdood (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Close up, pushed along and slightly outpaced halfway, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 5 1/4l behind Diamond Bear (9-0) at Brighton 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.
Paradise Lake (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along and stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Cape Byron (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Oct.
Second Page 25-1 (9-5) Led stands side group, outpaced when groups merged 3f out, soon ridden and lost place, no danger after, 8th of 11, 16 1/4l behind Hyde Park (9-5) at Doncaster 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.
Shabeeh (IRE) 2-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, soon last, eased inside final furlong, last of 4, 9 1/4l behind Tibr (9-9) at Catterick 6f stks (5) gd in Sep.
Treagus 100-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 12 1/4l behind Cape Byron (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Oct.
Veiled Secret (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Dwelt, outpaced, ridden over 2f out, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 5 3/4l behind Thaaqib (9-5) at Chelmsford City 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Bradfield Magic (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Magic Eye.