Alberobello showed some promise on his racecourse debut at Fontwell while Market Option stayed on well when third in a Gowran bumper in June when trained by Audra Busteed but it will be a surprise if this doesn't chiefly concern winning pointers Vintage Kid and HIGHLAND RETREAT. The former won at Tralee in March but has his first run for Tim Vaughan today and we just prefer the latter, who didn't run very well when last seen in May but represents a trainer here who has already shown he can get them ready at home.
Loughmore Vic (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Held up, ridden 9th, never on terms, 9th of 13, 37l behind Sovereign Spirit (11-6) at Worcester 2m 7f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Market Option (IRE) 16-1 (12-0) Mid-division, headway into 5th approaching straight and soon pushed along, ridden to go 3rd early straight and kept on under pressure final furlong, just failed to get 2nd, 3rd of 20, 2 1/2l behind Peking To Paris (12-0) at Gowran Park 2m 4f N H flat hvy in Jun.
Officially Modern (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 6f out, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 6th of 9, well behind Listen And Learn (10-10) at Bangor 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Raifteiri (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Prominent, lost place 7th, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 11, 27l behind Overlay (10-0) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Sir Benfro 25-1 (10-12) Prominent when blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Awaywiththegreys (11-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft, 10 ran.
Vintage Kid (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, 6th halfway, prog to lead before 3out, stayed on strongly, won well, won at Tralee 3m ire ptp hvy in Mar beating Lonesome Glory (12-0) by 7l, 11 ran.
Alberobello (IRE) 18-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 1st, lost place 6th, some headway approaching 2 out, no impression, 5th of 9, 30l behind Rendl Beach (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs.
Highland Retreat 4-1 (11-0) Bhnd when fell 12, in a race won by Silver Commander (11-7) at Bratton Down 3m ptp gf in May, 15 ran.