Life Partner showed up nicely on his debut at Doncaster and went back there for an impressive maiden success a couple of weeks later. He's difficult to assess but it will be a surprise if he's not competitive though the concession of 6lb to STABLEFORD may prove beyond him. Brian Meehan's charge has been narrowly beaten in two strong nurseries since his Yarmouth victory and this looks within his range. Dashing David has had plenty of experience and has hardly gone up in the weights despite two recent victories while the filly Front Page News has already had a dozen starts and may not have finished winning yet from this sort of mark.
Life Partner (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Steadied start, pulled hard, headway from over 7f out and taken wide from others until led over 6f out, ridden 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul beating China Creek (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Extrasolar 14-1 (8-1) Raced centre rider removed hood late, slowly away always in rear, last of 13, 10l behind Can You Conga (7-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Dashing David (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 3l behind Gracious George (8-7) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Stableford 9-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on and caught post, 2nd of 7, ns behind Morpheus (9-1) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Tobacco Road (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased winner until 3f out, weakened quickly 2f out, 10th of 12, 10l behind King Of The Danes (8-7) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Kerbaaj (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, outpaced over 2f out, last of 7, 13l behind Cape Peron (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Al Raqeeb (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Keen tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 3l behind King George River (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Front Page News 4-1 (8-0) Raced centre tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, carried left from over 1f out, short of room and no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Skytrain (8-13) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.