YAIR HILL was a beaten favourite on his final two starts as a juvenile but is the type to improve as a three-year-old and looks to be facing a fairly straightforward task here in his effort to get off the mark. Hughie Morrison's representatives are always worth a second look at this track but newcomer Casternova doesn't look anything special on breeding, while Heavenly Pursuit only showed modest ability in a couple of runs last year. Indian Wish has been racing over further and may find a few of these have too much speed for her over this trip.
Deerslayer (USA) Rahy gelding out of Al Theraab.
Storm Runner (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders centre, outpaced when merged with far side 3f out, soon lost place and behind, 12th of 15, 19l behind My Delirium (8-9) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Trust Me Boy 66-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 20l behind Cool Macavity (8-10) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Yair Hill (IRE) 5-4fav (8-13) Took keen hold, chased winner throughout, ridden to challenge when struck on face by winning riders whip approaching final furlong, hung left and no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Marked Card (8-13) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (3) gs in Oct.
Casternova Avonbridge filly out of Casterossa.
Heavenly Pursuit 40-1 (9-0) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Echo Ridge (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Indian Wish (USA) 10-3 (8-4) Led, headed approaching 2f out ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 11l behind Geordie Iris (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Jan.