Experience is often crucial in two-year-old races at this time of year and FLY FISHER will have gleaned considerable benefit from his first run at Ripon, where he finished strongly having missed the break. Well drawn here, Richard Fahey's colt can open his account today. Stripped Bear disappointed at Wolverhampton after finishing second at Southwell and has a bit to prove now while Mace The Ace didn't show a great deal at Pontefract. Pick of the newcomers could be Space Artist, who is related to several winning sprinters, though Indian Jade is also worth a second look if the market speaks in his favour.
Clock On Tom Trade Fair gelding out of Night Owl.
Cosmic Dream Refuse To Bend gelding out of Cosmic Case.
Fly Fisher (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Outpaced in last pair, headway and switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Run Fat Lass Run (8-12) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Indian Jade Sleeping Indian colt out of Flora Burn.
Relight My Fire Firebreak colt out of Making Music.
Space Artist (IRE) Captain Marvelous colt out of Dame Laura.
Top Notch Tonto (IRE) Thousand Words gelding out of Elite Hope.
Faithfilly (IRE) Red Clubs filly out of Bauci.
Lady Ibrox Ishiguru filly out of Last Impression.
Mace The Ace 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced and never on terms, 6th of 9, 8l behind Jadanna (9-0) at Pontefract 5f 2yo stks (5) sft in Apr.
Stripped Bear (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Unruly behind stalls, edgy in stalls, reared start, headway 3f out, ridden halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Coconut Kisses (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.