Hillbilly Boy steps up a furlong having gone close at Bath last time and makes more appeal than Bapak Bangsawan. He may find the newcomer MAPUTO too good here though as the latter is a half-brother to six winners including Group 3 winner Pictavia. Tha'Ir is also related to a host of winners but Saeed Bin Suroor hasn't enjoyed any success at this track in the last five years and Richard Fahey's filly Mary's Daughter make more appeal. Look Forward looks nothing special on breeding though her yard won last year's renewal and she's not easily dismissed.
Bapak Bangsawan 3-1 (9-0) Slow into stride, pushed along in touch in rear, ridden and headway when hung left 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Effie B (8-7) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Hillbilly Boy (IRE) 15-8 (8-10) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Sign of The Zodiac (9-3) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs.
Maputo Cape Cross colt out of Insijaam.
Off Art Dutch Art colt out of Off Camera.
Poetic Star Byron colt out of Balwarah.
Tha'ir (IRE) New Approach colt out of Flashing Green.
Two Pancakes Compton Place colt out of Fancy Rose.
Look Forward Byron filly out of In To The Future.
Mary's Daughter Royal Applause filly out of Aunty Mary.