BURNT SUGAR was only beaten half-a-length by Justice Well on his debut at Newmarket at the end of May. The winner was fifth in the Chesham at Ascot last month and third Disegno has won since so the form looks solid and it will be a surprise if the Lope De Vega colt doesn't open his account today. Kassbaan showed improvement on his second start but, like Cisco Bay, may do better in handicaps. None of the others have shown much so far and the market will be the best guide to the chances of the three newcomers.
Burnt Sugar (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, led halfway, ridden and edged left final furlong, headed close up, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Justice Well (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Cisco Boy 18-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Geordie George (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Jun.
Fox Trotter (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Miss Brief.
Jubilee Spirit 66-1 (9-5) Hampered start outpaced, 6th of 7, 16l behind Tachophobia (9-5) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Kassbaan 11-4 (9-0) Took keen hold early, raced wide, held up, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Brown Velvet (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) fm in May.
Saltarello (IRE) Fast Company colt out of Step Dancing.
Smart Stepper (IRE) Acclamation gelding out of Miss Smilla.
Westhoughton 8-1 (9-5) Close up in 4th, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Casterbridge (9-2) at Ayr 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in May.
Why No Rein (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) In rear, effort over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 6, 10l behind Arabian Bride (8-12) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Yorkshire Dales (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Ustinov (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Rosie Crowe (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 26l behind Muhaarar (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in May.