Nautical Haven has progressed in his two outings but will need to do so again as he was comfortably seen off at Chester last time, although he should be in the firing line as this may prove a slightly weaker race. Hersigh has to be included in calculations as a Godolphin debutant and the market should prove an instructive guide to her chance first time up, but William Haggas not only has an excellent course record on the Knavesmire but also an especially impressive juvenile strike rate - nearly 30 per cent in the last five years - and BATTERED can enhance those figures further. Green on debut over course and distance, he was only beaten less than three lengths by the useful Timeless Flight and looks sure to benefit considerably from the experience for a yard in fine form. Eltanin shaped well here on debut and has place claims.
Battered 6-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Timeless Flight (9-5) at York 6f mdn stks (3) gd in Jul.
Come On Percy 25-1 (9-5) Pushed along towards rear, some late headway, never involved, 8th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Timeless Flight (9-5) at York 6f mdn stks (3) gd in Jul.
Eltanin (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Angel Meadow (8-11) at York 5f stks (3) gd in Jun.
Equity 4-1jfav (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Showdance Kid (9-2) at Carlisle 6f stks (5) gd in Jun.
Faulkwood 3-1jfav (9-4) Mid-division, on inside, pushed along halfway, lost place 2f out, 9th of 14, 21 1/2l behind Belle Meade (8-10) at Pontefract 6f mdn stks (4) gf in Jul.
Nautical Haven 7-2 (9-5) Soon outpaced, towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with clear pair, 3rd of 8, 6 1/4l behind Hope Solo (9-0) at Chester 5f mdn stks (4) sft in Jul.
Yorkshire Bounty 50-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, edged left and weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 8, 12 1/4l behind Naafer (9-0) at York 5f mdn stks (3) gd in Jul.
Hersigh Poet's Voice filly out of Zayn Zen.
Just Heather (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) In touch, towards rear, pushed along 3f out, edged left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 17 1/2l behind Reachforthestars (9-0) at Doncaster 7f fll stks (5) gd in Jun.
Rubiesnpearls 8-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no headway approaching final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 8, 9 1/2l behind Naafer (9-0) at York 5f mdn stks (3) gd in Jul.
Storm Cry 6-1 (9-0) Upset in stalls, soon outpaced towards rear, some late minor headway, never involved, 7th of 11, 7 1/2l behind Rajar (9-0) at Kempton 6f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Jul.
Out of Order (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 12 1/4l behind Waqaas (9-5) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.