EL LAIL ran green on her debut at Pontefract but only found Sir Trevor too strong up the straight. Today's longer trip should prove ideal and Mark Johnston's daughter of Haafhd is fancied to get off the mark though Blades Lad is capable of winning a maiden on the form he's shown so far at Thirsk and Beverley while Haymarket was sent off favourite at Wolverhampton last time following a promising debut at Newmarket and is probably capable of better. Linkable caught the eye when fifth on his debut at Newbury and is another to consider but Serjeant Buzfuz may need the experience today.
Blades Lad 11-10fav (8-9) Pressed leader, took keen hold, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Daghash (8-9) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Haymarket 15-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 12, 9l behind Ambivalent (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Latenfast 50-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, outpaced, always behind, last of 10, 31l behind Indego Blues (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Linkable 11-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Cavaleiro (9-2) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (2) gs in Sep.
Scrupul (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leader, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 13, 43l behind Ortac Rock (9-3) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Serjeant Buzfuz Halling gelding out of Anastasia Storm.
El Lail (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out and chased winner, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Sir Trevor (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Lizzie Drippin 80-1 (8-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 21l behind Right Result (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.