Freewheel won on his racecourse debut at Tipperary back in May for Aidan O'Brien. He could have been found a much easier opportunity on his first start for new connections. Marshgate Lane finished ahead of Mia's Boy when third in a decent handicap here a week ago but both have something to find on today's terms with BANCNUANAHEIREANN. The latter found only one too good in the Listed Churchill Stakes over track and trip last time and a similar effort should see Michael Appleby's charge confirm running with Uramazin and come out best in this.
Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Raced wide towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and chance over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Prince Alzain (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Marshgate Lane (USA) 3-1fav (9-4) Pushed along to soon lead, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Mia's Boy 14-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 5l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Uramazin (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Prince Alzain (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Freewheel (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Led, headed after 1f, regained lead 3f out, ridden 2f out, challenged 1 1/2f out, kept on well under pressure from over 1f out, asserted closing stages, won at Tipperary 1m 1f mdn stks hvy in May beating Teoirim (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.