FUTURIST has taken a little time to come to hand compared to many of his fellow Godolphin inmates, but he can get it right this time, with Pena Dorada and Dream Spinner also having claims. The selection was given a very quiet debut over an inadequate 7f, before stepping up to this trip at Bath last time. Fast ground and a stiff 10f like this looks ideal for the Halling colt and he can make it third time lucky with natural improvement anticipated. Pena Dorada improved significantly for his Thirsk debut when going close at Hamilton last time. The Alan Jarvis-trained juvenile may not, however, be suited by ground this quick and although the step up in trip should suit he has to prove himself on this going. Dream Spinner reverts to this maiden from a Kempton handicap, after which the assessor dropped him to a mark of 68. The stamina on his dam's side suggests that this extra couple of furlongs may see him to better effect on ground that will suit. Karamojo Bell has shown up quite well in a couple of maidens so far. This trip will be just about as far as he would want to go and he may be a better proposition in handicaps. Loyaliste stayed on well after running green when favourite on his Goodwood debut. The extra furlong here will be a plus and provided he acts on good to firm he looks likely to be a leading contender. Always Roses looks the more interesting of the debutants, though is not from a yard noted for juvenile winners first time up and preference is for Futurist.
Dream Spinner 16-1 (9-2) Soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 1f, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Boquito (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (6) pol in Sep.
Fireflash (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Always behind, last of 12, 22l behind Layla's Dancer (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Futurist 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Exemplary (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Sep.
Golden Gates (IRE) Key Of Luck gelding out of Golden Anthem.
Green For Luck (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Restless stalls, took keen hold, held up behind leaders, ridden 2f out, modest 3rd, outpaced by front pair over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Rigidity (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Indochina 3-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 10, 12l behind Navy List (9-0) at Redcar 1m 1f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Karamojo Bell 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, 6th of 9, 6l behind Coordinated Cut (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gf in Sep.
Loyaliste (FR) 3-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up, headway 2f out, driven and stayed on from over 1f out, not pace to reach winner, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Agent Archie (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Pena Dorada (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 3f out, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, driven and ran on to snatch 2nd post, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Think Its All Over (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Always Roses Generous filly out of Arcady.