Danfazi and Peter Mac arrive on the back of maiden wins over today's trip. The latter has more scope and makes most appeal of that pair while Blockade's earlier fifth in the Hilary Needler over track and trip also brings her into the equation. Split Rock has been competing in better company and won't be far away with a repeat of his latest third to Lexington Rose at Musselburgh but a chance is taken on ALFAAYZA. Judging by the way she faded in the closing stages of her debut over 6f at Newmarket, this stiff 5f will suit Brian Meehan's filly and she gets the nod with big improvement expected.
Split Rock 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, effort over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Lexington Rose (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (3) gf in Jun.
Danfazi (IRE) 5-2 (8-13) Quickly away, led early, chased leader, led again inside final 2f, clear final furlong, ran on well, easily, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Jun beating Sartorialist (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Peter Mac (IRE) 10-3 (8-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun beating Hay Chewed (8-8) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Blockade (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon not clear run, ran on, never reached winner, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Peniaphobia (9-2) at Thirsk 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun.
Alfaayza (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Corncockle (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (4) gd in May.