Those with experience have yet to race on slow ground but Tez has the best form after a debut fourth at Doncaster. Still, the newcomers won't have to be anything special to come out best and a speculative vote goes to ROSTRUM FAREWELL. A half-brother to five winners including smart sprinter and soft-ground winner Elnawin, he could well make a winning debut. Boadicee is also related to a couple of winners and makes more appeal than both Marengo and Biotic.
Biotic Aqlaam colt out of Bramaputra.
Marengo Verglas colt out of Cloudchaser.
Nip A Bear 66-1 (8-11) In touch, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 19l behind Treaty Of Paris (8-11) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf.
Nova Champ (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 7th of 8, 10l behind Cable Bay (9-5) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Rostrum Farewell Royal Applause colt out of Acicula.
Tez 9-2 (9-5) Towards rear and pushed along, kept on from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Mezel (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Boadicee Aqlaam filly out of Fen Guest.