SIZE has yet to go close despite finishing in a place in both starts to date but has little to beat in this. Richard Fahey's charge should have no trouble taking care of these and opening his account. Pastoral Prey has gone backwards since his placed efforts at the start of last season and the remainder with experience have shown no worthwhile form so far. Newcomer Echo Of Lightning makes little appeal on breeding but given the paucity of serious opposition, it would be no surprise to see him figure in this.
Absolute Bearing (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 26l behind Haftohaf (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Benidorm 40-1 (9-0) Held up, headway on inside 5f out, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 10th of 11, 26l behind Haftohaf (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Size (IRE) 2-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, soon every chance, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Tom's Anna (8-9) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) gf.
Bowlands Legacy 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt close up, ridden and weakened entering final 2f, 9th of 10, 14l behind Flirtinaskirt (8-12) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Echo Of Lightning Echo Of Light colt out of Classic Lass.
Pastoral Prey 7-1 (9-3) In touch, every chance over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Script (9-8) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gs.
Dark Marvel (IRE) 150-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, lost place halfway, soon behind, tailed off, last of 8, 43l behind Leitrim Pass (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Royal Duchess 66-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place over 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, 10th of 11, 28l behind Big Johnny D (10-0) at Newcastle 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.