Choisirez makes most appeal of the three with experience but one of the newcomers should be good enough to take this. Excavator and Miss Astragal may need at least another furlong to show their best, but VERBEECK has plenty of speed in his pedigree. Ed McMahon boasts an exceptional record with his two-year-old runners here and the son of Dutch Art gets the vote. Selinda's half-brother Alfraamsey finished second over this C&D on his debut so a big run from Mick Channon's filly would come as no surprise.
B Fifty Two (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along and ran green 3f out, well held over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 14, 15l behind Magic City (9-3) at Newbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Excavator Bahamian Bounty gelding out of Digger Girl.
Verbeeck Dutch Art colt out of Tesary.
Choisirez (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, beaten and no impression over 1f out, went 4th close home, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind The Penny Horse (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 2yo juv stk (4) fm.
Jettie 20-1 (7-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear and niggled along, never dangerous, last of 7, 17l behind Dijarvo (8-5) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Miss Astragal (IRE) Oratorio filly out of Mansiya.
Selinda Piccolo filly out of Evanesce.