Lilo Lil, very busy in the early part of the season when running to a satisfactory level in fairly moderate company, was subsequently rested for a couple of months. She didn't appear fully at ease on her return when fifth at Beverley but has obvious claims on the best of those earlier performances. Vodka Chaser looks rather exposed whilst Douneedahand didn't do too badly when fourth of eight on a maiden auction debut at Bath. Groundworker's yard is 0-13 with juveniles this term whereas SHREWD BOB, a 20,000 euros son of Whipper out of an Indian Ridge mare, runs for a yard with a decent strike rate over the past five years with their youngsters and is taken to make a winning debut in the hope the market will suggest he's ready to roll.
Shrewd Bob (IRE) Whipper colt out of Cheyenne Spirit.
Groundworker (IRE) Tagula colt out of Notepad.
Vodka Chaser (IRE) 14-1 (7-11) Steadied start, in rear, headway under pressure and keeping on same pace when not much room 1f out, weakened soon after, 5th of 6, 7l behind Zalzilah (9-7) at Bath 5f 2yo hcp (5) fm.
Douneedahand 33-1 (8-4) Unruly and unseated rider twice after leaving paddock, green and soon off the pace in 4th, pushed along halfway, plugged on same pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 6l behind Danfazi (8-13) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Jun.
Lilo Lil 4-1 (8-4) Went left start tracked leader, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Belayer (8-9) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.