Reedcutter made a promising start when fourth at Newmarket in October and a couple of winners have come out of the race. He'll likely be winning this season but HOY HOY may have the march on him in this. The latter ran well at Newbury last month when finishing four lengths ahead of Inspector Norse and Mick Channon's colt can open his account with progress expected. Halation is another expected to have improved from his debut at Yarmouth while Topaling is preferred to Cincinnati Girl of the newcomers.
Halation (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, headway halfway, stayed on final 2f, 5th of 13, 9l behind Abseil (9-13) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Hoy Hoy (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Matalleb (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Inspector Norse 66-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 15, 9l behind Matalleb (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Reedcutter 100-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Moontime (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Cincinatti Girl (IRE) Dylan Thomas filly out of Diamond Circle.
Topaling Halling filly out of Topatori.