Dark Optimist has been highly tried so far but it’s hard to imagine that at least one of the newcomers won’t prove quicker. Falconidae’s pedigree suggests she’ll be better when tackling 6f and a similar comments applies to When Comes Here. FIREPOWER, a son of Starspangledbanner, cost €165,000 as a foal and is out of a useful mare. Clive Cox has already had a two-year-old winner so he gets the vote. Goodwood Rebel, a 30,000gns son of Dandy Man, looks best of the rest.
Dark Optimist (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and no extra final furlong, eased towards finish, 4th of 6, 4l behind Zulu Zander (9-6) at Bath 5f stks (2) gf in Apr.
Firepower (FR) Starspangledbanner colt out of Torentosa.
Goodwood Rebel (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Our Valkyrie.
Secret Cecil (FR) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Cruise Dancer.
Twentyonered Due Diligence colt out of Eve.
When Comes Here (IRE) Lawman colt out of Quads.
Arasugar (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leader, driven halfway, soon weakened, last of 5, 21 3/4l behind Chasing Dreams (9-0) at Newmarket 5f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Apr.
Falconidae (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Dhuma.