GHOSTWING will have learned plenty when chasing home the impressive Mister Manannan at Pontefract in April and gets the nod here ahead of the interesting newcomer Benrish. Bryan Smart's Refuse To Bend colt Benrish would not be a shock winner. He cost 82,000 pounds as a foal is related to winners over 7f and beyond as juveniles, and with the yard in decent form he could well make his presence felt. Even so, we prefer the claims of Ghostwing. Richard Fahey has his string in tremendous nick and the Kheleyf colt has been given plenty of time to get over his debut exertions, which can pay dividends today as he can build on that placed effort. Sejanus may not have appreciated the soft ground on his Haydock debut and we could see a fair bit better from him this time, while Ask Frank is out of a dam who won over sprint trips at two and three, and Alan Swinbank's gelding would be interesting if supported. Ghostwing gets the vote.
Ask Frank (IRE) Hawk Wing gelding out of Riva Royale.
Benrish (IRE) Refuse To Bend colt out of Miss Trish.
Ghostwing 10-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden along 2f out, edged right and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Mister Manannan (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Sejanus 5-1 (8-11) Towards rear, soon chased along, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 10l behind Daniella De Bruijn (8-6) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in May.
Weetentherty 50-1 (9-3) Pushed along towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 8l behind Maison Brillet (9-3) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Whippers Love (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, soon outpaced, weakened final furlong, 12th of 13, 17l behind Pycian (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Jeannie Galloway (IRE) Bahamian Bounty filly out of Housekeeper.