HURRABORU gets the vote on the back of a satisfactory first run and win at Uttoxeter. He scored despite looking very green and can only improve for the experience. The victory was achieved on heavy ground and he should therefore handle the predicted conditions for his yard which enjoys a 27 per cent strike rate in these contests in the current campaign. The market should provide clues about the unraced quartet with One For Harry taken as the main threat at this stage as he receives no less than two stone from the selection with all allowances taken into account. James Ewart's Milan colt, Lord Wishes, is a hopeful choice for the minor placing.
Hurraboru (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) Held up in touch, reminders 7f out, ridden over 4f out, hung left and challenged over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran green, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Dec beating Rossoneri (10-13) by 4l, 7 ran.
Latin Rebel (IRE) Spartacus gelding out of Dance To The Beat.
Lord Wishes (IRE) Milan gelding out of Strong Wishes.
Lillioftheballet (IRE) Rakti mare out of Lillibits.
One For Harry (IRE) Generous gelding out of Strawberry Fool.