Richard Fahey and Michael Dods have made good starts to the season with their youngsters which necessitates a market check for newcomers Celebration and Mr Globetrotter respectively. Platonic Love also needs monitoring as she comes from Ireland to make her debut whilst Bathos has improved steadily over two runs but may prove more of a nursery sort in time. Haughmond showed plenty of promise on debut at Newmarket and his yard have enjoyed juvenile winners this term but we'll take a chance with BLUE HUMOR. Kevin Ryan likes to introduce some of his better juveniles at York and the American-bred colt shaped nicely enough with a mid-division finish in what looked a decent contest on the Knavesmire. He should come on a bundle and go close in an interesting maiden.
Bathos (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on final 100 yards, went 4th close home, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 4l behind Lathom (9-5) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Blue Humor (USA) 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out,ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Seastrom (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Celebration Equiano colt out of Bold Bidder.
Haughmond 12-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Gifted Master (8-9) at Newmarket 5f 2yo stks (3) gf in Apr.
Mango Chutney Sleeping Indian gelding out of Crimson Topaz.
Mr Globetrotter (USA) Henrythenavigator colt out of Sunshine For Life.
My Amigo Stimulation colt out of Blue Crest.
Bahrikate Bahri filly out of Dispol Katie.
Platonic Love (IRE) Danehill Dancer filly out of Cat Belling.
Popsies Joy (IRE) Alfred Nobel filly out of Senzate.
Dark Confidant (IRE) Royal Applause gelding out of Sleek Gold.