CRAICATTACK is the form pick to break his maiden tag and land this opener at the expense of Flashy Lover and Farmers Wish. The selection improved from his debut when catching the eye at Thirsk last time out. He was well supported in the market that day and if he can reproduce that same level of form he will prove difficult to beat. Flashy Lover has run two fine races in defeat this season. She showed improved form from her debut when finishing a close sixth of twelve at Salisbury in what looked like a better race than this and is sure to be in the shake come the business end of the race. Farmers Wish ran well at Salisbury on her debut. Trained by John Spearing who has a good record with his two year olds and if showing improved form she is another that is sure to go close. This looks a trappy little maiden in which Craicattack gets preference.
Cuthbert (IRE) Bertolini colt out of Tequise.
Craicattack (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, driven to challenge and every chance approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Saxby (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo sll (5) gf.
Yawary 12-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 4th, 4th of 11, 6l behind Perfect Ch'i (8-4) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.
Farmers Wish (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, behind, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Decree Absolute (8-9) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Flashy Lover (IRE) 9-2fav (8-4) With leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, headed and weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Practitioner (8-9) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Xaara Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, one pace when slightly short of room inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Practitioner (8-9) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Miss Gibbs 20-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakening when stumbling inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 14l behind Raine's Cross (8-9) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Apr.