HARDY RED makes more appeal than both Pippy and Smiling Shark on his close-up second at Nottingham last week. The likely slow ground is an unknown for him but, if Jamie Osborne's colt handles the going, he's the one to beat. Royal Mizar is related to winners in France and Spain but fellow newcomer Joey's Destiny is the first foal of a winning sprinter and makes more appeal on his racecourse debut.
Hardy Red (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Led 1f, every chance from 2f out, stayed on strongly towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Alhebayeb (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Joey's Destiny (IRE) Kheleyf colt out of Maid Of Ailsa.
Pippy 10-3 (9-3) Hung badly left after 1f and soon raced alone on stand side, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 24l behind Lady Ibrox (8-9) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Royal Mizar (SPA) What A Caper gelding out of Zahaadid.
Smiling Shark (USA) 11-4 (8-11) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 4th of 6, 8l behind Tommy's Secret (8-9) at Goodwood 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.