LIFETIME has been placed over 1m2f on his last two starts and this looks an easier opportunity to open his account. Takhreej posted a poor effort effort at Pontefract last time having finished fourth on his debut on the Polytrack, while Vinniespride has shown little in two starts in bumpers. Jack Bell has finished nearer last than first in a couple of starts so far and stablemate Sky High Diver is having his first start. Ultimate Best is a newcomer to note but, having cost 40,000gns as a yearling, Carnelian was sold for £3,500 last year and makes his belated racecourse debut today.
Carnelian (IRE) Singspiel gelding out of Red Zinger.
Jack Bell (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Soon led, headed over 3f out, lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 45l behind Iulus (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Vinniespride (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) Mid-division on inner, no impression from 4f out, 16th of 25, well behind Texas Jack (11-4) at Punchestown 2m nhf gd in May.
Lifetime (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Led, quickened over 3f out, hard driven when headed inside final furlong, soon short of room, no extra, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind West Brit (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) hvy.
Takhreej (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt in rear, some headway 3f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 13, well behind Paramour (9-7) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gf.
Miss Pronounce 14-1 (8-12) Slowly away in touch in rear, ridden and no impression final 2f, 5th of 6, 14l behind Edgware Road (9-3) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.
Riczar 28-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 16l behind White Frost (9-3) at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Sky High Diver (IRE) Celtic Swing filly out of Limit.
Ultimate Best King's Best filly out of Success Story.