KING'S CAPER concedes weight all round after a battling Beverley success and is advancing well with his racing. Such progression is a hallmark of a typical Mark Johnston contender and he's taken to come forward again and land back-to-back successes. The three newcomers need a market check but Phantom Bride could emerge as an intriguing threat as she was thought good enough to debut in a decent maiden at the Qatar Goodwood Festival. She will improve for the run and this rates a less demanding test. Swift Arion was beaten a long way on debut and it will be interesting to see if he improves for a subsequent gelding operation.
King's Caper 1-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven into 2nd over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Beverley 7f stks (5) gf in Jul beating Frasard (9-2) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Manzo Duro (IRE) Slade Power colt out of Miss Cape.
Arch Moon Sea The Moon colt out of Archduchess.
Phantom Bride (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 10 1/4l behind Vividly (9-0) at Goodwood 7f mdn fll stks (2) gd in Aug.
Swift Arion (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, last of 6, dist behind Troubador (9-9) at Carlisle 6f stks (5) gs in Jun.
Two Sox 16-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, niggled along over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 13, 10 1/2l behind Wyclif (9-2) at Doncaster 7f mdn stks (4) sft in Aug.
Harswell Approach (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, driven halfway, soon outpaced, rallied over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on well closing stages, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Above (9-6) at Musselburgh 7f stks (5) gd in Aug.
Ventura Destiny (FR) Outstrip filly out of Medalha Milagrosa.
Bye Bye Euro (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Anniemation (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Jul.