LAFTAH cost 200,000gns and came in for support on her debut at Haydock last month. However, she hardly saw daylight throughout the race and can be rated unlucky. She'll be a short price here and should have few problems though the ground conditions slightly temper enthusiasm. Zainda has now had 15 starts, including over 2m, while his stablemate Mu'ajiza has gone backwards. Dual Mac has had very little racing for his age but has shown a bit of potential, though Protected looks more of a threat. He showed little on his racecourse debut for Richard Hannon last year but had obviously benefited from the experience as he started favourite on his reappearance at Musselburgh where he looked as though this sort of ground would suit him better.
Cliff (IRE) Bachelor Duke gelding out of Silesian.
Dual Mac 40-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 10l behind King Torus (9-1) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Mu'ajiza 25-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 11, 11l behind San Cassiano (10-13) at York 1m 2f am hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Zainda (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, pushed along over 4f out, lost 2nd over 3f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 12l behind Persian Patriot (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (5) fbs in Jan.
Cayjo 8-1 (8-12) Slow into stride, close up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 37l behind Night Party (8-8) at Beverley 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
My Boy Bob 11-4 (9-5) Towards rear and outpaced, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 13l behind Naivasha (8-11) at Catterick 5f 3yo mdn aut (6) sft in May.
Protected 2-1fav (8-12) Pulled hard, tracked winner over 1f, switched left and ridden 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Mowhoob (10-0) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Cool Reception 66-1 (8-9) Chased leader, pushed along halfway, soon lost 2nd, weakened quickly over 2f out, 11th of 15, 28l behind Cool Music (9-4) at Redcar 7f 3yo fll stks (5) gf in May.
Far Ranging (USA) 50-1 (8-10) Unseated rider in preliminaries, green and outpaced in rear, headway over 2f out, 4th 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Halation (9-1) at Redcar 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf in May.
Laftah (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Chased leaders in 3rd, not much room over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Hooke's Law (9-2) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Maggie's Diamond 33-1 (9-0) Outpaced halfway, always towards rear, 8th of 12, 10l behind Golden Town (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn (2) gs in Aug.
Stream Of Light 50-1 (9-0) In rear, outpaced halfway, last of 9, well behind Gilbey's Mate (9-5) at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.