Godolphin are strongly represented for different trainers with D’BAI fancied to come out best. He was runner-up over track and trip on his debut and Charlie Appleby’s colt should take this with normal progress. He is preferred to the Gosden-trained duo Outre Mer and Hartswell with the latter partnered by an apprentice today. Hydroxide cost 205,000gns at the Breeze-up and makes more appeal than Dahl and the US-bred First Quest of the newcomers though Contrapposto is related to a Group 1 winner in Germany and could also go well.
Contrapposto (IRE) Cacique colt out of Interim Payment.
D'bai (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along and headway approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Dubai Hero (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn stks (4) gf in Jul.
Dahl (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Illandrane.
First Quest (USA) First Defence colt out of Dixie Quest.
Hartswell 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Taamol (9-2) at Newmarket 7f stks (4) sft in Jun.
Hydroxide Lope De Vega colt out of Craighall.
Outre Mer (IRE) 5-4fav (9-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not able to get in terms with leaders, 4th of 8, 3 1/4l behind Permian (9-2) at Kempton 7f stks (5) pol in Jun.
Glendun (USA) 14-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division on inside, pushed along over 2f out, edged right and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Larchmont Lad (9-5) at Sandown 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Jul.