Polly Gundry has made a solid start to life in the training ranks and TEENAGE KICKS is taken to make it three wins for the yard. Travelling well when falling at Newton Abbot, the gelding made amends when landing a comfortable success at Plumpton. The handicapper reacted by putting him up 11lb for that success, presumably why the trainer has chosen to revert to the novice hurdle route here. Kasban is a massive threat though, having served up a series of solid performances after scoring at Kempton in March, notably when a very good second last time to a progressive sort at Worcester. Inner Steel and winning pointer Chicharito are next best.
Kasban 7-2 (11-5) Soon prominent, led after 9th, headed 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, well held by winner final 150 yards, 2nd of 12, 9l behind Ely Brown (10-8) at Worcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Inner Steel (IRE) 7-2fav (11-3) Pressed leader, narrow lead 6th, joined 3 out, ridden next, headed before last, no impression on winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Easement (10-10) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Teenage Kicks (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) Raced wide, chased leader until 5th, close up, went 2nd again after 3 out, led 2 out, clear before last, pushed along and stayed on well flat, won at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in May beating Sinbad The Sailor (10-11) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Twentyten (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Prominent, soon niggled along, weakened 5f out, tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Josh's Dreamway (10-11) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Colonel Henry 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, reminders 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened last 100 yards, 8th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Carter (9-8) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan (flat).
Cunning Plan (IRE) 150-1 (10-0) Prominent, ridden after last (normal 3 out), no extra before bypassing normal last, 5th of 20, 11l behind Cody Wyoming (11-0) at Lingfield 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Mar.
Kaygeekay (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place 6th, soon behind, 12th of 16, well behind Ramses De Marcigny (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (4) gf in May.
Chicharito (IRE) 4-6 (11-7) Made all, j well, in command from 2out, won at Largy 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Annieegan (11-7) by 6l, 6 ran.