Not the best of races but it affords KOOL HENRY a winning opportunity. David O'Meara's colt had run well behind the speedy Es Que Love at Beverley before producing another good effort at Chester. Unless there is something useful amongst the newcomers he can finally lose his maiden tag. Alnair did a little better at Warwick and may improve enough to give a good account while Laffan showed good pace over 6f at Doncaster and should be suited by the minimum trip. The speedily-bred Majestic Manannan, a half-brother to a winning juvenile, may do best of the remainder though Bang Tidy showed some pace before weakening in a much better race won by Parc De Launay here on Thursday.
Alnair (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Went right start, tracked leaders, hung right throughout, no impression over 1f out, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Pressure Drop (8-9) at Warwick 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Bang Tidy (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leading trio, outpaced halfway, last of 6, 6l behind Parc de Launay (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gs.
Free Zone 66-1 (9-3) Close up on outer, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Mezmaar (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
I'll Be Good Red Clubs colt out of Willisa.
Kool Henry (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Prominent, hung right over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Big Note (9-3) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Laffan (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway going well over 3f out, ridden and not able to quicken over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 8l behind Sovereign Debt (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Majestic Manannan (IRE) Majestic Missile colt out of Miraculous.
Satanic Beat (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Slow Jazz.
Orrell Post 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and hung left 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 12l behind Dam Beautiful (9-0) at Warwick 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd.
Wake Up Sioux (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 15l behind Nearly A Gift (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd.