TONY Cruz has a good young horse for next season in Medic Pearl who ran a cracker of a race in the opening griffins' event last night. The race was dominated by favourite Hunting Lad, who has a considerable future, but Medic Pearl, having his first start, is also going places. Like so many of the young horses bought by Cruz, he is American-bred and does look the part. Medic Pearl will learn a lot from this initial outing, in which he finished fourth, and his future will be watched with interest. Lucky Charm, in the same event, came from a nigh-hopeless position to finish third and is another certain winner for Patrick Biancone. Really The Best was never on the track but he does have ability and, after he is reclassified at the end of the season, it will be interesting to watch his progress next season in Class Four. Intrepid Star is heading in the direction of Class Four and, if he gets there by the start of next season, could be worth following.