As often happens when burdened with a name like HUGELY EXCITING, Stan Moore's charge has failed to live up to it though it's not from want of trying. He's gone close on his last two starts, failing only by a short-head at Beverley last time, and is taken to go one better today. Rafaaf was aimed high at Newmarket on his latest start and will find life easier in this company, while better is expected from the returning Full Footage. Joyful Sound is a half-brother to a Group 3 winner and should prove best of the newcomers.
Hugely Exciting 20-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led over 1f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 8, shd behind Lady Gar Gar (9-2) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Joyful Sound (IRE) Acclamation gelding out of Eman's Joy.
Rafaaf (IRE) 150-1 (9-3) Close up, lost place after 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Sir Reginald (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Apr.
A B Celebration Sleeping Indian filly out of Silver Louie.
Casternova 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 12, 11l behind Sylvestris (8-12) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Deslaya (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 9l behind Adorable Choice (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Elite Syncopations 33-1 (8-4) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 11l behind Beach Babe (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Full Footage 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division on rails, pushed along 3f out, modest late headway, 12th of 17, 11l behind Azameera (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo fll mdn (3) gf in Sep.
Lightning Spirit 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 13l behind Hezmah (9-0) at Newbury 7f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Apr.
Tortilla (IRE) Choisir filly out of Alifandango.