Neither Jazz or Ifwecan looked anything special when posting modest efforts on their respective debuts though the former ran in what looked a strong Newbury maiden. So it wouldn't be a big surprise if one of the newcomers proved good enough and Finflash is one to note. His yard has won three of the six renewals of this contest but Andrew Balding's stable is in better form and HIGHLAND ACCLAIM gets a speculative vote. The latter is a half-brother to five winning sprinters including the very smart Genki and is preferred to Costa Filey, another with plenty of speed in his pedigree. Langavat's breeding sends out mixed signals regarding today's trip and the 130,000 euros colt, Royal Mezyan, may prove better once tackling longer distances.
Bens Boy (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Final Opinion.
Costa Filey Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Cosmic Destiny.
Finflash (IRE) Jeremy colt out of Sinegronto.
Flying Author (IRE) Authorized colt out of Fly Free.
Highland Acclaim (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Emma's Star.
Ifwecan 7-4fav (9-5) Slowly away, mid-division and keen, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on and not able to challenge leaders, 5th of 13, 7l behind Peniaphobia (9-5) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Jazz (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Raced centre dwelt in touch, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Justice Day (9-5) at Newbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Langavat (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Bishop's Lake.
Royal Mezyan (IRE) Royal Applause colt out of Rice Mother.
Stormy Paradise (IRE) Excellent Art colt out of Stormy Larissa.