FIREBEAM can be forgiven his odds-on failure at Southwell last time as there's a good chance he didn't take to the Fibresand. He'd made an impressive debut before that when going close at Doncaster with a couple of subsequent winners behind and is taken to make amends here. Escape To Glory was unfancied on his Polytrack debut here but finished a respectable third and better is expected from the 90,000 dollar colt today, while Abacist and Aaranyow should also improve on what they've shown so far. Newcomer Pressbuttonb was a surprisingly cheap purchase considering he's related to six winners and could prove best of the remainder.
Bird Dog 150-1 (9-5) Outpaced, 9th of 10, 15l behind Beautiful Day (9-1) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in May.
Pressbuttonb Lomitas gelding out of Gena Ivor.
Aaranyow (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) In touch on inside, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 10l behind Sylvestris (8-12) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Abacist (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, effort and edged left approaching 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Aanna Heneeih (8-11) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Beggers Belief 100-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, soon detatched, never dangerous, last of 12, 31l behind L'Ami Louis (9-0) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) fm in May.
Dark Pegasus 100-1 (9-3) Always behind, 17th of 18, 34l behind Emilio Largo (9-3) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) gf.
Escape To Glory (USA) 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out until inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Skilful (9-1) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Firebeam 1-3fav (8-13) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon beaten, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Little Black Book (8-13) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Apr.
Pastoral Jet Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Genteel.
Bambika 2-1fav (8-12) Chased leader until 3f out, stayed in 3rd, ridden 2f out, one pace and no impression when weakened to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 7, 9l behind Fair Value (8-12) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Don't Call Me Tiny (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, 4th of 6, 13l behind Chaussini (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf.