Red Marling doesn't appear to be suited by softer conditions given his last effort and this may not be the occasion to repay connections with a first win. Bachelor Knight is unexposed on ground this soft and is out of form, but Cootehill Lass is progressive and is certainly worth noting on her first try in a nursery. HERNANDO TORRES struggled to find a run at Nottingham most recently and stayed on stoutly at the finish but just failed to get up. He can gain compensation today and score, with the cut in the ground likely to suit. Karate is a threat as he handles a variety of ground and is interestingly bred but his trainer is 0-13 with juvenile entries here this year. Hernando Torres gets the vote.
Cootehill Lass (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, progress over 1f out, soon led and hung left, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Watneya (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd.
Karate (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Went right start, soon chased winner, driven and no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, rallied to regain 2nd towards finish, never able to challenge, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Country Waltz (8-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf.
Red Marling (IRE) 5-2 (8-1) Took keen hold, dwelt tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 5l behind Bunce (8-5) at Warwick 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.
Eilean Mor 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Tro Nesa (9-7) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Bertiewhittle 10-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 4th inside final furlong, no impression on leading trio, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Soweto Star (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Bachelor Knight (IRE) 12-1 (8-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f, never on terms, 6th of 20, 12l behind Lady Del Sol (8-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo clm (6) gd.
Dotty Darroch 50-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway approaching and not much 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 5l behind Cinderkamp (9-1) at Catterick 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Hernando Torres 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway centre 2f out, chased winner well inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, just failed, 2nd of 17, ns behind Duquesa (9-4) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.