Point-to-point winner OTAGO TRAIL ran well for third on his racecourse debut at Warwick. With that experience under his belt, he may have too much for the newcomers and can open his account. Beaufort Boy is a half-brother to the useful winning chaser Klepht and Ollisu Lad is related to a bumper winner. The latter pair are preferred to Toohighforme, but Face To Face hails from the family of the high-class Monsignor and makes most appeal of the debutants.
Beaufort Boy (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of What A Mewsment.
Face To Face Kayf Tara gelding out of Monsignorita.
Ollisu Lad (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Nick's Jule.
Otago Trail (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, with leader, led 12f out until 7f out, one pace and lost 2nd over 1f out, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Battle Born (10-12) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Toohighforme (IRE) Mountain High gelding out of Summertime Girl.