Heroique has run her best races so far over this trip and should be thereabouts again without being quite good enough. No Leaf Clover has obvious claims from a low draw having only been beaten a head at Newcastle on debut, though the form of that race hasn't worked out. Captain Myles was third at Wolverhampton earlier this month on his first start but more interesting is TOO ELUSIVE. Kristin Stubbs' gelding was taken off his feet over 5f here on debut but did good work in the final quarter-mile, suggesting the extra will be right up his street. Our Channel, a full brother to two winners, looks the pick of the newcomers ahead of the cheaply-bought Royal Connoisseur, but may need further.
Captain Myles (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Behind, outpaced and green over 2f out, stayed on well from over 1f out, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Trinity River (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Geniusinrhyme 66-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outer, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 17l behind Les Gar Gan (9-0) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jul.
Lunesdale Buddy 150-1 (9-5) Slowly away, always in rear, tailed off, last of 11, 46l behind Makin The Rules (9-5) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
No Leaf Clover (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Slowly away, held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 7, hd behind Foxy Clarets (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs.
Our Channel (USA) English Channel colt out of Raw Gold.
Royal Connoisseur (IRE) Art Connoisseur gelding out of Valferno.
Too Elusive 22-1 (9-5) Towards rear and outpaced, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Muspelheim (9-5) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Damaah (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders and keen, led over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 14l behind Top of The Glas (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Genax (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Went right start, raced wide towards rear, weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 9, 31l behind Dorothy B (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo stks (5) gs.
Heroique (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) 1/2 reared start, led, joined 2f out, soon edged right, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Pensax Lad (9-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Lomond Lassie 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 11l behind Lily Rules (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.