WALL OF SOUND finished a couple of lengths clear of a subsequent winner when runner-up at Nottingham last month. That's easily the best form on offer and Tom Dascombe's filly gets the nod to open her account. Primary Route never looked like catching the winner when second on her debut at Redcar but is still preferred to the more exposed Argaki while Amisfield Lad has shown nothing since picking up a bumper in December. Redwood Blade wouldn't have to be anything special to get involved on her debut.
Amisfield Lad 14-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner briefly from 2nd, weakened before 4 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Life And Soul (11-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May, 8 ran.
Redwood Blade Needwood Blade filly out of Red Typhoon.
Argaki (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Held up towards rear and in touch, headway on inner over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, soon switched left, kept on, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Corton Lad (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f Stakes (0-70) (3-4yo) (5) gf.
Primary Route (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) In touch, went 4th over 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final, always held, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Cranach (10-0) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gf in May.
Wall Of Sound 5-2 (9-0) Led, hard pressed from well over 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, soon hung right under pressure, kept on well, 2nd of 14, nk behind Iffraaj Pink (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) gf in May.