HOOFALONG showed promise as a two-year-old and comfortably landed a gamble on his reappearance at Doncaster, albeit over a longer trip. Mick Easterby doesn't send many this far south and the hint should be taken. Riskit Fora Biskit has done really well, winning three of her four starts. Her latest success at Sandown is working out well and she should go close, despite her rise up the weights. Exotic Isle must also go on the short-list have improved to land a course and distance handicap two weeks ago while New Fforest kept on for pressure at Chester last time and should be cherry-ripe now. Saga Lout is unexposed and is preferred to Smart Spender of the remainder.
Riskit Fora Biskit (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Made virtually all, pushed clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr beating Smoothtalkinrascal (9-4) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
New Fforest 12-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead and edged left 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Normal Equilibrium (8-9) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Smart Spender (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Time And Place (8-10) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Hoofalong 11-4fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon led, ridden clear final furlong, ran on well, won at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Extrasolar (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Exotic Isle 11-1 (9-7) Held up and off the pace on outside, headway 2f out, challenged and hung left over 1f out, led 1f out, pushed along and carried head awkwardy inside final furlong but ran on well, won at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Royal Guinevere (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Secret Missile 14-1 (8-6) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 12l behind Secretinthepark (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Saga Lout 2-7fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear and soon pushed along, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to lead last 100 yards, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec beating Pixilated (9-5) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Hannahs Turn 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on inside, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 7l behind Bluegrass Blues (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Fletcher Christian 16-1 (8-13) Raced keenly, led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 7l behind Rivellino (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Front Page News 14-1 (8-10) Close up far side, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 14th of 16, 15l behind Muharrib (9-7) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Nov.