Vinnie My Boy stepped up markedly on his first run when second at Ffos Las and is the type to improve with experience. He may prove the best of those who have had a run ahead of Bangor third Best Director and Highland Rain, who stayed on late into sixth at Chepstow having been held up well off the pace. WESTERN MOVIE, a 135,000 euro purchase, is a half-brother to six winners including bumper horses Diamond Sal and Flash Of Genius and may well be good enough to make a winning debut for Nicky Henderson.
Pirate's Gold (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Always behind, lost touch final 5f, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Royal Guardsman (11-1) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) gs in Feb.
Solidago (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Held up mid-division on outer, effort over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, well behind Eduard (10-10) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Tiny Tenor (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, tracked leader over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 14, 11l behind Three Old Amigos (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft.
Twoways (IRE) Bob's Return gelding out of Braw Lass.
Best Director (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Behind, headway over 4f out, chased winner over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Ifyousayso (11-10) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
Definite Maybe (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Nahla.
Fiddleesticks (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Dawn Native.
Fleet Leader (IRE) Fleetwood gelding out of Moor Hampshire.
Highland Rain 14-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 6th of 15, 9l behind Irish Buccaneer (11-4) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Rikki Tikki Tavi (IRE) Oscar gelding out of De Loose Mongoose.
Vinnie My Boy (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up in 4th, headway 9f out, chased winner over 3f out, soon ridden, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Explained (11-10) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gs in Apr.
Western Movie Westerner gelding out of Fortune's Girl.
La Paresseuse Bollin Eric mare out of Pondimari.
Mummyow (IRE) 66-1 (9-12) Unruly at start, took keen hold and prominent in chasing group, pushed along 5f out, gradually lost place, tailed off, 9th of 13, 47l behind No No Charlie (11-2) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs.