his looks a straightforward opportunity for GABRIAL THE KING to improve on a satisfactory first appearance at Pontefract last month over the minimum trip. That appeared an inadequate test but the Michael Bell inmate is clearly held in some regard as he was supported into favouritism that day and should relish the move to six furlongs here. Welsh Royale and Tweet Lady will need to improve significantly on achievements to date to threaten, so check the market with regard to the newcomers, of which David Evans 25,000euro purchase, Knocker Knowles, a son of Refuse To Bend, reads as the most likely on paper.
Gabrial The King (USA) 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Kylesku (8-12) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Knocker Knowles (IRE) Refuse To Bend colt out of Yomalo.
Welsh Royale 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, 7th of 11, 9l behind Sanad (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Tenbridge Avonbridge filly out of Tenebrae.
Tweet Lady 9-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, lost place 5f out, no impression after, 6th of 8, 11l behind Meanwhile (8-4) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.