This looks highly likely to fall the way of a Newmarket raider with TRADE COMMISSIONER taken to give his main rivals 19lb and a beating. The Montjeu gelding has clearly had his problems, making a belated debut last month when revealing promise and scope in finishing in some style in a fair maiden won by Glen Moss. Understandably not given a hard time over an inadequate 7f, the step-up in trip is sure to suit and he can get off the mark here before going on to better things. Stable companion, Widyaan, made a more than satisfactory start to life at Lingfield last November when a good second in fair maiden company and the Lawman gelding should have more to offer. It will be interesting to see how the market compares the Gosden inmates. Gabrial The Great was backed into favouritism here last September for his racecourse debut. Another son of Montjeu, he was clearly well fancied that day but disappointed. He looks a likely improver over middle distances this term.
Entihaa Tiger Hill gelding out of Magic Tree.
Masra 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up behind, ridden, hung left from over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 11l behind Snake's Head (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) gs in Oct '07.
Swinging Sultan 4-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, chased winner from over 2f out, no impression, 2nd of 9, 8l behind New Year's Eve (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Trade Commissioner (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Slowly away in rear, headway 2f out, ran on strongly final furlong, not reach leaders, (improve), 3rd of 10, 4l behind Glen Moss (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Sweet Vera 40-1 (9-9) Disputed 2nd to over 3f out, soon outpaced, ridden 2f out, no impression when hung left over 1f out, lost moderate 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 13l behind Key Gold (8-2) at Musselburgh 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gs.
Cruachan (IRE) Authorized gelding out of Calico Moon.
Gabrial The Great (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) In rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 7l behind Deia Sunrise (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Mr Snoozy 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 22l behind Zaina (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Mar.
Penang Pegasus 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 29l behind Born To Surprise (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Widyaan (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Slowly away, headway to go prominent over 4f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Zimira (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.