VINSTAR arrived from France with a big reputation and had no problems justifying it with an impressive victory at Carlisle where he made all in the very heavy ground. He's handed the vote over another French import Varom, who battled to a short-head victory in the Provinces and has a pedigree more in keeping with a staying chaser. Kettlewell didn't run badly behind Vinstar at Carlisle but is unlikely to reverse the form and the market should prove the best guide to the chances of the newcomers with the Street Cry gelding Goohar having more pace in his pedigree than most. Runswick Royal may prove best of the remainder.
Vinstar (FR) 8-11fav (11-5) Made all, clear over 2f out, ran on strongly, eased last 100 yards, won at Carlisle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) hvy beating Tough Trade (10-9) by 8l, 7 ran.
Varom (FR) (10-1) won at Pornichet(FR) 1m 4f 3yo NH flat (AWT) std in Jul beating Volt Sun (10-1) by shd, 9 ran.
Amisfield Lad Zafeen gelding out of Flying Wind.
Another Journey Rail Link gelding out of Singasongosixpence.
Captain Rhyric Dylan Thomas gelding out of Nuts In May.
Goohar (IRE) Street Cry gelding out of Reem Three.
Jacks Last Hope King's Theatre gelding out of Ninna Nanna.
Kalucci (IRE) Kalanisi gelding out of Anno Luce.
Kettlewell 20-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 3f out, kept on to take 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Vinstar (11-5) at Carlisle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) hvy.
Mightavago Sir Harry Lewis gelding out of Cashel Dancer.
Reggie Rabbit Iceman gelding out of School Days.
Rolen Sly Tillerman gelding out of Feiticeira.
Runswick Royal (IRE) Excellent Art gelding out of Renada.
Sab Le Beau (FR) Sabiango gelding out of La Peliniere.
Ferndale Royal Applause filly out of Carradale.
Nova Nimph Avonbridge filly out of Nimphida.