BROADCASTER looks to have a good opportunity to open his account. A runner-up at Newcastle last time, the winner Lily Rules has since gone close in much better company, and that looks stronger form than Ticking Katie's second at Thirsk. Straight Gin is hard to fancy on his debut fifth in a seller but it's worth keeping an eye on the betting regarding Richard Fahey's newcomer Malraaj.
Broadcaster (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Lily Rules (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Malraaj Iffraaj colt out of Lafontaine Bleu.
Straight Gin 14-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, ran on final 150 yards, nearest finish, 5th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Scargill (8-10) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo sll (4) gd in Jun.
Ticking Katie (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, still every chance, kept on and held near finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Announcement (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jun.