A trappy maiden with the only runner with experience, LEES ANTHEM, taken to get the better of debutants King Of Axum and Kanaf. The selection crashed through the stands' rail when appearing to hold a narrow advantage close home last time out and had clearly been spooked. There's no way of knowing whether he would have won, but he was running a terrific race. The two-year-old looks useful and it has to be hoped this does not leave a mental scar. King Of Axum comes fresh from the yard of Mark Johnston who is always respected. Kanaf is another debutant with appeal. His yard have done well in similar events in the past and a place in the front three looks possible.
Captain Sachin (IRE) Captain Rio gelding out of Belalzao.
Final Ovation (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Last Gasp.
Kanaf (IRE) Elnadim colt out of Catcher Applause.
King Of Axum (IRE) Soviet Star colt out of Ezana.
Lees Anthem 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, disputed lead and every chance when ran out through rail final 75 yards, in a race won by Archers Road (8-11) at Newcastle 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Apr, 10 ran.
Whozthecat (IRE) One Cool Cat colt out of Intaglia.
Absolute Music (USA) Consolidator filly out of Allegro Lady.
Emeralds Spirit (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar filly out of Spiritual Air.
Little Scotland Acclamation filly out of Belladera.