John Gosden's all-weather team looks to be firing now and COTTON TRADER can add another winner to the stable's tally. He was beaten only a head by the former Ballydoyle inmate Canary Wharf at Wolverhampton last time and is likely to start a short-price to go one better here. Three Bards stepped up on a poor debut effort on turf to go close over C&D earlier this month. He makes more appeal than Bramshill Lass and Never Satisfied, while newcomer Roughlyn is a half-brother to the useful Pawn Broker and Guys And Dolls amongst others and he's worth noting along with 32,000 euro purchase Cuore.
Cotton Trader (USA) Evensfav (9-3) Led, ridden inside final furlong, caught close home, 2nd of 10, shd behind Canary Wharf (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Cuore (IRE) Singspiel gelding out of Miss Trish.
Hearduthefirsttime (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) In touch early, dropped towards rear over 5f out, never on terms after, last and struggling 3f out, last of 13, 31l behind Lancaster Gate (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Never Satisfied 4-1 (9-0) Last trio, pushed along and no impression final 2f, 7th of 8, 11l behind Famous Poet (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Roughlyn Haafhd gelding out of Dime Bag.
Three Bards (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Led, hard pressed over 2f out, hung right under pressure inside final furlong, bumped closing stages, headed and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Ex Oriente (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Bramshill Lass 14-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 5l behind All Nighter (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.