The Card Players was staying on over the minimum trip at Redcar so this extra furlong should suit while faster ground should prove an advantage to the speedy Indian Keys, who holds Diatomic on last month's run behind Multiplier at Hamilton. DANNY O'RUAIRC cost £40,000 earlier this year and showed that the money could be well spent with an encouraging debut on soft ground here last month where he stayed on strongly after missing the break. With that under his belt he can see off the challenge of Richard Fahey's newcomer Third Time Lucky, a half-brother to a juvenile winner in France.
Aprovado (IRE) Approve colt out of Aldburgh.
Danny O'ruairc (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, edged right and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Dragon King (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in May.
Diatomic (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Led after 1f, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Sakhee's Return (8-13) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Fast Charlie (IRE) Fast Company colt out of Where's Charlotte.
Great Park (IRE) Vale Of York colt out of Telesina.
The Card Players (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Pushed along and chased leaders, switched left over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Granny Alice (9-0) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in May.
Third Time Lucky (IRE) Clodovil colt out of Speckled Hen.
Tobouggan Run 50-1 (9-5) Slow into stride always towards rear, weakened halfway, 10th of 12, 17l behind Kool Kompany (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Apr.
Indian Keys 8-11fav (8-7) Dwelt in touch in rear, headway on outer from over 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Multiplier (8-11) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in May.
Secret Of Dubai 40-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 25l behind Geordie George (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy.