A conditional's allowance negates FLYING EAGLE's penalty for winning at Ffos Las. Peter Bowen's charge looks to have every chance of going in again, as his form is far superior to that of Sonny Thyne, well beaten on his debut at Musselburgh. The remainder are all making their racecourse debuts and Cottenwood, a half-brother to a bumper winner and John Mor, who hails from the family of the top-class Back In Front, are preferred to the stablemates Clan Chief and Dutch Canyon.
Flying Eagle (IRE) 11-8fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 9f out, led 3f out, soon ridden, edged slightly right just over 1f out, all out, won at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) sft in Nov beating Capilla (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Clan Chief Generous gelding out of Harrietfield.
Cottenwood (IRE) Tillerman gelding out of Chavi.
John Mor Flemensfirth gelding out of Storm In Front.
Sonny Thyne 40-1 (11-4) Held up in last pair, outpaced 4f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 22l behind El Namoose (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gs in Jan.
Dutch Canyon (IRE) Craigsteel gelding out of Chitabe.