MISSILE COMMAND was backed as if defeat were out of the question at Wolverhampton so with a lighter wallet and a heavy heart, we take him to recoup those losses this afternoon. The stable are also responsible for Arowana. His dam was a prolific winner over five and six furlongs so the market must be monitored closely. Brave Battle rates 64 and it would be no surprise to see Jimmy Fortune attempting to make plenty of use of him. Frozen Over is related to winners over a variety of trips whilst Isingy Red probably needs further and with his trainer boasting a modest strike rate with his juveniles this term, the percentage call is regrettably one of opposition.
Brave Battle 11-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, staying on same pace when edged left inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind One Cool Bex (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Frozen Over Iceman colt out of Pearly River.
Isingy Red (FR) Chichicastenango colt out of Loving Smile.
Missile Command (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on well under pressure, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Reachtothestars (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Arowana (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Bali Royal.
Huckle Duckle (IRE) 150-1 (8-7) Broke awkwardly, always in rear, ducked right over 5f out, last of 10, well behind Mantoba (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (2) gd.