Douglas Pasha needs to improve on an ordinary debut at Wolverhampton while Botteen only beat one home at the same track last month. Fearless Lad showed some promise over today's track and trip 11 days ago, however, though was only a neck ahead of today's rival Lively Little Lady. JIMMY THE SNOOZE only found Black Dave too good here on his second start and the winner followed up in handicap company next time. Stuart Williams' colt is the one to beat on that form though a market move for Gerard Butler's Choisir newcomer Sharaar, who was a 20,000gns yearling and is a half-brother to several winners, would be interesting.
Botteen (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Slowly away in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 6, 16l behind Henry The Aviator (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Douglas Pasha (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Started sloy ran very green and soon pushed along in mid-division, ridden 5f out, soon behind, last of 8, 24l behind Cafe Society (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Fearless Lad (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Dwelt in rear, ridden and stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 6l behind Great Demeanor (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Jimmy The Snooze (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, stayed on until headed and not pace of winner towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Black Dave (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Sharaar (IRE) Choisir colt out of Oriane.
Lively Little Lady 100-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Great Demeanor (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.