A chance is taken on the newcomer YESYOUCAN. Trained by Alan Fleming, this gelding is related to bumper winners and he was a costly purchase at £80,000 as a three-year-old. Market support for any of the newcomers would look significant, but the most interesting among the other debutants looks to be Bach To Back who represents a yard in top form. The obvious players include the winners Ebony Diamond and Mawsem. The former has a first start for Charlie Mann since leaving Noel Henley, whilst Mawsem has been off since April and despite the form from Southwell not looking tremendous he would be very interesting if the money came for him once more in the betting ring.
Ebony Diamond (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, poor 5th after halfway, closed before straight, led under 3f out, ridden clear 2f out, stayed on well, very easily, won at Cork 2m 1f N H flat in Aug beating Masterofthebree (11-7) by 10l, 9 ran.
Mawsem (IRE) 13-8fav (10-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 7f out, headway to chase leader over 5f out, led over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Southwell 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr beating Spring Snow (10-13) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Bach To Back (IRE) Bach gelding out of Prudent Princess.
Billy Teal Keen gelding out of Morcat.
Hijack The Duke (IRE) Exit To Nowhere gelding out of Pharleng.
Knowsall 6-1 (11-7) In tch to 12; to & pu 2 out, in a race won by Alflora Dora (11-7) at Dingley 3m ptp in May, 12 ran.
Lying Eyes Beat All gelding out of Jeanne D'arc.
Midies Prince (IRE) Basanta gelding out of Mixed Up Lady.
Sleep In First (FR) Sleeping Car gelding out of First Union.
Sound Judgment (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) In rear, pushed along over 5f out, went remote 5th latter stages, never dangerous, 5th of 10, 33l behind Sybarite (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Wonmorenomore (IRE) Bob's Return gelding out of Marine Leader.
Yesyoucan (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Except Alice.
Miss Lala (IRE) Lahib mare out of Frankford Leader.