Ghur was beaten five lengths when third at Hamilton last time with Dolphin Village further behind. However, he still makes more appeal than stablemate and newcomer Rainestorm. It was fast ground when Leitrim Pass finished third on his debut at Yarmouth and the placed efforts of Rust have been over 6f on a quicker surface. STAGWEEKEND improved on his modest debut effort to finish runner-up in testing ground at Newcastle last time and any further progress should see John Quinn's colt off the mark in this.
Dolphin Village (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Delt in rear, headway over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 12l behind Bix (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
Leitrim Pass (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leading pair 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Flow (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Rainestorm (IRE) Hurricane Run colt out of Love Thirty.
Rust (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, with winner until ridden 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind George Rooke (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Stagweekend (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, every chance over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Allnecessaryforce (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (4) hvy.
Dark Marvel (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) In rear, detached halfway, tailed off 2f out, 7th of 8, 31l behind Coconut Kisses (8-12) at Thirsk 5f 2yo sll (5) gs in Sep.
Ghur (USA) 4-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Bix (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
Hayley 25-1 (8-12) In rear, pushed along 3f out, never dangerous, last of 5, 22l behind Hay Dude (9-0) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Sep.