L'Etacq should improve for his fifth at Salisbury and is the choice of Richard Hughes but there was a lot to like about stablemate STEP TO THE SHEARS' third here last month. He was doing his best work at the finish so the extra furlong should suit. The Dapper Tapper was only beaten a neck at Brighton so also goes on the short-list while Twin Turbo should prove a lot better than he showed on debut at Carlisle. Red Rebel is the first foal of a mare who was placed twice over 6f but he has no fancy entries.
L'Etacq 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Beacon (9-5) at Salisbury 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Step To The Shears 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, slightly outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Parsley (8-10) at Goodwood 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in May.
Twin Turbo (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, pushed along in midfield, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 19l behind Likely (9-0) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
The Dapper Tapper (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Off the pace in 5th, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, disputing lead and every chance final 110 yards, held close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind When Will It End (9-5) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Red Rebel Cockney Rebel colt out of Smart Red.
Gamesters Lad 7-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 8l behind Fuwairt (9-5) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Dream Approval (IRE) Approve filly out of Courting Shinney.
Magic Mac 33-1 (8-6) Raced keenly, chased leaders 3f, soon behind, last of 14, 23l behind Sleepy Dust (8-5) at Newbury 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gs in May.