SEA ODYSSEY sets the standard after a fair debut at Windsor where he showed good early pace and though a moderate draw tempers enthusiasm slightly he should have enough speed to get to the front where it matters. Lord Ali McJones made a decent start at Wolverhampton and his good draw should see him prominent throughout. He wasn't far behind today's rival Courtland King and the latter had run twice previously. Richard Fahey's newcomer Gabrial is likely to need further in time and it would be no great surprise to see his stablemate Peters Pursuit finish in front of him.
Chester Aristocrat Sakhee gelding out of New Light.
Courtland King (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Monnoyer (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Ferdy (IRE) Antonius Pius colt out of Trinity Fair.
Gabrial (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Guajira.
Hello Stranger (IRE) Redback colt out of Bobbydazzle.
Lord Ali Mcjones 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt, tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed entering final furlong, no extra a nd lost 2nd place last 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Monnoyer (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Peters Pursuit (IRE) Bertolini colt out of Xarzee.
Sea Odyssey (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) With leaders, led inside final 3f, ridden and joined over 1f out, headed and no extra entering final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Silverheels (9-3) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Gabrial's Girl (IRE) Whipper filly out of Aldburgh.
Gin Twist Invincible Spirit filly out of Winding.
Nearly A Gift (IRE) Tagula filly out of Chaukao.
Red Samantha (IRE) 100-1 (8-11) Ran green behind, struggling from halfway, 9th of 11, 24l behind Ebony Clarets (9-0) at Pontefract 5f 2yo stks (5) gf in Apr.
Stans Deelyte 80-1 (8-12) Slowly away, with leader, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, last of 9, 24l behind Monnoyer (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.