FUWAIRT was a bitter disappointment in a Novice Stakes at Chepstow recently but the Windsor Castle eighth is surely better than a nursery performer and he can defy the steadier of a big weight. Lightning Stride also takes a step down in grade having been outclassed in the July Stakes at Newmarket. Brian Meehan keeps the son of Equiano to six furlongs despite having enough speed to win over five. Latch Onto Blue made all to win a maiden at Ayr and will be in receipt of weight from the aforementioned colts. Olly Stevens has already saddled a juvenile winner on Lingfield's Polytrack and he'll be hoping that The Paco Kid can register a first success for him on Turf. Zebs Lad has received the ire of the handicapper for his victory at Warwick and Ron Harris' colt has shot up 9lb for a narrow success.
Fuwairt (IRE) 7-4 (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway far side halfway, chased leading pair 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Accipiter (8-13) at Chepstow 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf.
Lightning Stride 100-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 13l behind Ivawood (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf.
The Paco Kid 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 5th, headway travelling well over 2f out, disputing 2nd inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Tupi (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Latch Onto Blue 5-6fav (9-5) Disputed lead until led approaching final furlong, pressed inside final furlong, driven out, won at Ayr 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Short N Sweet (9-0) by nk, 5 ran.
Zebs Lad (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and kept on well, won at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp (6) gd beating Don Sigfredo (9-1) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Designate (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Ivors Rebel (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.