We open with a small field maiden where after a decent first outing in a warm looking contest BASLE has the call at the expense of Erebus and new-comer Little Weed. After going down by just a nose on his debut, the pick was slightly unlucky not to get up that day. He finished ahead of a couple of subsequent winners, giving the form a solid feel, and he should improve for the outing. Erebus ran an encouraging debut too when half-way down a big field at Windsor. He was off to a slow start but there was a lot to like about the way he finished and he should show us more. Little weed has a mixed pedigree as far as trip is concerned but his dam ran well over sprint distances and his bloodline also includes a Group winner so the market might be our best guide to his chances first time out. Valmina will have to show a lot more than in two starts so far while Future Regime hasn't progressed in a couple of efforts and is overlooked this time for BASLE, who is a confident pick.
Erebus (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, some progress into mid-division halfway, no further progress, 7th of 14, 7l behind Za Za Zoom (8-12) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Little Weed (IRE) Statue Of Liberty gelding out of Carna.
Valmina 33-1 (9-3) With leaders, narrow lead over 3f out until 2f out, weakened quickly final furlong, 11th of 14, 12l behind Za Za Zoom (8-12) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Basle 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, not much room 2f out, effort over 1f out, ridden to join winner inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 10, ns behind Cloud's End (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol.
Future Regime (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 13l behind Revelator (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft.