HE'S SO COOL never recovered from a slow start in the Lily Agnes at Chester last time and did well to finish as close as he did. He'd made all to win the Brocklesby at Beverley before that and will take the beating if making a clean break from the stalls today. Forevertheoptimist beat a subsequent winner at Doncaster last month and looks a real threat, while Factory Time won at Bath on his debut and there should be more to come from him. Priestley's Reward and Travis County face a tough task making their debuts in this company and may be best watched.
Forevertheoptimist (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Awkward leaving stalls, soon recovered and pressed leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, driven to lead final 110 yards, stayed on, won at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Apr beating Bannock (9-3) by 1l, 6 ran.
He's So Cool (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Slowly away, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out on outer, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Lily's Angel (8-10) at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) gf.
Factory Time (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) With leader, led over 1f out, pushed out, readily, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Apr beating Copper Falls (8-12) by 2l, 6 ran.
Priestley's Reward (IRE) Whipper gelding out of Prima Figlia.
Travis County (IRE) Jeremy colt out of Manchaca.