A small field for an early-season nursery. Richard Fahey won the opening nursery of the season at Haydock on Friday and fields Latenightrequest here, who was just over three lengths behind Atlantic Affair at Beverley staying on steadily in the latter stages. Now clashing in handicap company, the Fahey charge is 10lb better off and it would not surprise to see her reverse placings. Angel Rosa looked useful when outpointing Mictd on debut at Hamilton in late May and should progress from that promising performance. But another to create a good impression first time up was HOMESTRETCH when coming late to land a Windsor maiden from some fair sorts. The Holy Roman Emperor colt looks an interesting project for Mick Channon to work with and is taken to score.
Atlantic Affair (IRE) 13-8fav (8-6) Made all, ridden over 1f out, just held on towards finish, won at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jun beating Shot In The Sun (8-4) by nk, 10 ran.
Homestretch 8-1 (9-5) In touch on outside until outpaced and lost place halfway, headway against near side rail and shaken up 2f out, chased leader 1f out, ridden and ran on straightest of all to lead inside final furlong, held on well, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Rock Of Dreams (9-5) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Latenightrequest 7-1 (8-6) In touch in 5th, ridden over 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Atlantic Affair (8-6) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jun.
Angel Rosa 12-1 (8-4) Chased leaders on outer, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in May beating Mitcd (8-8) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
It's All A Game 25-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 14, 17l behind Yorkshire Relish (9-0) at York 6f 2yo sll (3) gf in Jun.