Taken from the Racing Post 'Special FocusĀ - Two-Year-Olds to Follow' 20/09/12:

Simon Turner, Racing Post Ratings, nominates:

Ashdan, John Gosden

After two impressive wins Ashdan looks a colt capable of making an impression in Group races and has to be on any shortlist for the Dewhurst or Racing Post Trophy.

Fluent and professional when winning his maiden, he conceded first run to the runner-up in a good conditions race at Doncaster last Friday but still won well enough to achieve a Racing Post Rating of 104+.

The son of DANSILI looks sure to rate a good bit higher again. He's a half-brother to the 119-rated Day Flight, who was at his best between 1m2f and 1m4f and is clearly a very exciting horse. He could hardly be in better hands.

Date: 20 September 2012