Nufooth found one too good when starting odds-on at Lingfield last time and drops back in trip for this. But GRAND SPIRIT (NAP) may prove too good as he finished second to Crafty Choice over track and trip earlier in the month and the latter has subsequently won a handicap. The remainder with experience make no appeal so Greatest Journey may well figure on his racecourse debut given he cost 240,000gns as a yearling. Consortium is out of a prolific mare and is another newcomer to note.
Consortium (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Wish List.
Grand Spirit (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Shared 2nd over 1f, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, led and edged left well over 1f out, headed and unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Crafty Choice (9-5) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Greatest Journey Raven's Pass colt out of Sensationally.
King's Concerto (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 8, 14l behind Al Bandar (9-0) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Noble Master 66-1 (9-5) Took keen hold tracking leader, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 25l behind Marcano (9-5) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Polydus 40-1 (9-0) Keen in touch, weakened over 1f out, last of 15, 17l behind Tannaaf (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
River Dart (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon pushed along, headway near side chasing leaders 5f out, pushed along and weakened 3f out, 12th of 13, 32l behind Elm Park (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft.
Nufooth (IRE) 4-6fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, never a threat, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Red Rebel (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.