BRAZOS made a pleasing debut for the Clive Brittain team when a close second, although always held, by the more experienced previous winner, Fair Ranger, at Warwick. He had another previous winner back in third spot and showed a decent attitude before just succumbing to the Hannon charge and can go one better here. Bahamian C is obviously a leading contender after a really promising debut at this venue behind stablemate Rufford. He was apparently unfancied that day but it was a strong effort and he has to be on anyone's shortlist. Money for any of the newcomers would put a different complexion on matters, with The Grey Gatsby and The Grumpy Gnome making most appeal on paper.
Ahoy There (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Prominent on outside, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner final furlong, well held final 75 yards, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Spiceupyourlife (8-11) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Bahamian C 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Rufford (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Jun.
Brazos (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, switched right and closed over 1f out, soon edged right, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 4, nk behind Fair Ranger (9-2) at Warwick 7f 2yo nov stk (5) gf.
Casper Lee (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly away, always towards rear, 7th of 12, 12l behind Lily Rules (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Network Perfection 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, never on terms, 6th of 8, 14l behind Washaar (9-0) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Royal Banker Medicean colt out of Regal Rose.
Song of Rowland (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out until over 1f out, driven and one pace inside final furlong, went 2nd again close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Yorkshire Relish (9-0) at York 6f 2yo sll (3) gf in Jun.
The Grey Gatsby (IRE) Mastercraftsman colt out of Marie Vison.
The Grumpy Gnome (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Certain Charm.
Ventura Quest (USA) Henrythenavigator colt out of Ing Ing.