Northern trainers appear to hold a strong hand in this maiden and SWIFT APPROVAL is taken to oblige at the first time of asking. Kevin Ryan's colt was a recent acquisition to the yard at 90,000gns and connections clearly think a lot of him as he holds entries in the Gimcrack and the National Stakes at the Curragh. Intiwin has had three starts and with the handicapper rating him at 82, Richard Fahey's colt sets a stiff standard for the rest to aim at. Kifaaya made a promising debut at Haydock on tacky going and Mark Johnston's colt is sure to have come on for the experience. The stable's Water Thief is also likely to have learnt plenty for his visit to Epsom Downs while Daniel Kubler posted a surprise by saddling last year's winner and it would be an even greater shock were Thewaythewindblows to win this.
Arcano Gold (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 10l behind Flaming Spear (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf.
Boldbob (IRE) Verglas colt out of Special Park.
Celestial Path (IRE) Footstepsinthesand colt out of Miss Kittyhawk.
Dominada (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt, chased leaders, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Aktabantay (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun.
Hoofithully 20-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 17, 21l behind Cock Of The North (8-10) at Doncaster 5f 2yo stks (4) sft in Mar.
Hugie Boy (IRE) Art Connoisseur colt out of Piece Unique.
Intiwin (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Went left start tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Chadic (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Kifaaya 7-1 (9-5) Prominent, lost place 3f out, outpaced when switched right well over 1f out, stayed on final 100 yards, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Stec (8-12) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Philba Cockney Rebel colt out of Hisaronu.
Swift Approval (IRE) Approve colt out of Tiltili.
Thewaythewindblows (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) Slowly away mid-division, pushed along 4f out, short lived effort 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 19l behind Mustadeem (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Water Thief (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, hung right then left over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Faithful Creek (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Honeysuckle Lil (IRE) Alfred Nobel filly out of Twinberry.