Only five runners in this opener but it's a fascinating little contest. We're coming down in favour of DIAMONDHEAD, who had a nice introduction behind Red Seventy at Salisbury. He'll have learned plenty from that and still has some fancy entries. The others are all seeing the racecourse for the first time but there is plenty of speed on the distaff side of Grizzle's pedigree and he may be the pick of the quartet. Firestarter is nicely bred but will surely need further than this.
Diamondhead (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Dwelt mid-division, headway and not clear run over 1f out, switched right 1f out, pushed along and stayed on near finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Red Seventy (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Firestarter Cockney Rebel colt out of Good Girl.
Grizzle Shamardal colt out of Pearl Grey.
Heeraat (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Thawrah.
Money Never Sleeps Kyllachy colt out of Shine Like A Star.