NOBLE GREEK looked impressive on debut last time and is recommended to see off Janeiro and Snow Fairy. The John Best trained selection showed plenty of pace last time and was always racing up with the principals. Although no match for the winner, this was a very promising debut. If he progresses, he should soon go one better. Janeiro has been progressive in three starts, two on all weather, and once again took a keen hold last time out. He should continue to give a good account and will be a big threat to the selection. Ed Dunlop's Snow Fairy whose dam is a half-sister to Big Bad Bob, looked well on debut last time and she will almost certainly improve for the experience. Check the market for any movement among the three earlier mentioned, Orsett Lad and debutant Hot Pursuits could do well but neither look worth backing here, so we will stick with Noble Greek.
Trade Fairle 10-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always struggling in rear, tailed off, last of 6, 22l behind Nepotism (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Orsett Lad (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, ridden 2f out, some late progress, 6th of 12, 13l behind Toga Tiger (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Private Olley 16-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon in touch on outside, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 15l behind Treadwell (8-13) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Flaming Miracle 28-1 (9-3) Started slowly, always behind and never in contention, 8th of 9, 27l behind Dorback (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Janeiro (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Dwelt, held up, headway on wide outside over 2f out, driven, edged right and chased winner well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Michaelmas Daisy (8-2) at Salisbury 6f hcp (4) gf.
Noble Greek (USA) 5-2fav (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, never any chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Iver Bridge Lad (8-6) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun.
Safari Special 5-2 (8-10) Slowly into stride, in touch, headway to chase winner 3f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Avonvalley (8-5) at Chepstow 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Baby Dottie Dr Fong filly out of Auntie Dot Com.
Hot Pursuits unknown sire horse out of unknown dam.
Snow Fairy (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Started slowly, in rear, headway 2f out, stayed on final furlong, took 3rd final strides, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Lady Pattern (8-6) at Newbury 6f 2yo fll mdn aut (4) gf in Jun.