LLANARMON LAD was returning from a two-year absence and having his first start for Brian Ellison when second at Newcastle last month. With that run under his belt, he can open his account at the chief expense of Mahican. The latter went close on his debut over a shorter trip at Pontefract and makes more appeal than Captain Rhyric. The newcomer Swehan is related to winners and the betting may give the best clue to his chances.
Captain Rhyric 8-1 (9-2) Led, raced freely, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 21l behind Ailsa Craig (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Llanarmon Lad (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, effort when not much room on inside over 1f out, switched right and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 50 yards, no impression with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Jeeraan (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Mahican (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) With leader, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, nk behind Cosseted (9-0) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gf in Aug.
Swehan (IRE) Diamond Green gelding out of Golden.