It's difficult to get past SILENT FOOTSTEPS in the opener. It was soft ground when he won on his racecourse debut at Newcastle last month beating the re-opposing Red Joker by three lengths and the latter has subsequently franked the form with a victory at Hamilton. Michael Dod's charge should improve enough to take care of today's rival once again and his form also looks superior to that of Lady Moonlight who scored at Thirsk at the first time of asking. Twinwood Star has shown little so far and looks up against it in this company.
Red Joker (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden and under pressure entering final furlong, stayed on well towards finish, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jun beating Amelia Jay (8-4) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Silent Footsteps (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, clear final 100 yards, ran on well, readily, won at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jun beating Red Joker (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Lady Moonlight (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) In touch, headway on inside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Jun beating Penny Garcia (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Twinwood Star (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 12l behind Lucky Lodge (8-9) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.