Ofelia will need to be above average on her racecourse debut to come out best against three recent winners. Mr Matthews and Milly's Secret have similar profiles having both finished second on their introductions before landing maidens at Carlisle and Pontefract respectively. Neither are easily dismissed but a tentative vote goes to GOOD OLD BOY LUKEY as he attempts to become the third Richard Fahey-trained runner to win this in the last four years after romping home on his debut at Hamilton last month.
Good Old Boy Lukey 6-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, headway on inside over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May beating Thornaby Nash (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Mr Matthews (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Close up, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating Disclosure (8-11) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Milly's Secret (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Towards rear and pushed along, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Pontefract 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf beating Khalice (8-8) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Ofelia (IRE) Teofilo filly out of Rose Bourbon.