Half A Billion and Just Like Heaven have been showing up in similar grade and though both should go well they look vulnerable. It's difficult to know what to make of William Haggas' newcomer Pacific Trader but Taro Tywood ran fast for a long way on her debut over 7f here and should be in the shake-up. Holy Angel was in need of his debut run at Redcar and with Tim Easterby still firing in the winners he's on the short-list but a chance is taken with the newcomer GULF STORM, who is related to several winners including the prolific Golden Dixie.
Gulf Storm (IRE) Pivotal colt out of Beyrouth.
Half A Billion (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 3/4l behind Son Du Silence (9-2) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Holy Angel (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon outpaced and detached in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 14, 9l behind Deepsand (9-3) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.
Ottavino (IRE) Piccolo gelding out of Indian's Feather.
Point At Issue (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 14, 7l behind Deepsand (9-3) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.
Gibraltar Road Iffraaj colt out of Kerry's Dream.
Just Like Heaven (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leaders until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Trumpet Voluntary (9-3) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Pacific Trader Haafhd colt out of Tiger Tango.
Diamond Belle 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, some headway when edged right well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 12l behind Free Verse (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul.
Reine Du Froid (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Went right start, behind, outpaced over 3f out, hung right over 1f out, stayed on to go well beaten 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 4, 11l behind Kimbali (9-2) at Hamilton 6f 2yo clm (6) gd in Aug.
Taro Tywod (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway well over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Alabanda (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Jul.
George Fenton 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt, always in rear, 11th of 12, 14l behind Free Zone (9-3) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Aug.