REALTRA has been unfortunate to suffer a couple of narrow-margin defeats. The latest came at Ripon where she missed out by only a nose when seven lengths ahead of the third. Richard Fahey's filly can make it third time lucky and open her account. Parsley looks a threat on last week's promising effort at Nottingham when just failing to catch Polar Vortex and Celestial Vision made the frame at the same track on his debut. Pivot Point and Ho Yam Lay are worth noting along with fellow newcomer York Express, a half-sister to four winners.
Celestial Vision (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Behind and soon outpaced, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd post, never reached front pair, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Burtonwood (9-5) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Forcible 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 10l behind Elite Gardens (9-0) at Newmarket 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Commander Patten (IRE) Clodovil colt out of Idle Rich.
Framley Garth (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Dwelt soon pushed along in rear, 7th of 8, 29l behind Mind Of Madness (8-9) at Newmarket 5f 2yo stks (3) gd in Apr.
Pivot Point (IRE) Excellent Art gelding out of Lily Of Laguna.
Parsley (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along and slightly outpaced halfway, effort to press winner from over 1f out, ran on and just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Polar Vortex (8-9) at Nottingham 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd.
York Express Vale Of York filly out of Star Express.
Ho Yam Lay Sakhee's Secret filly out of Winterbourne.
Realtra (IRE) 5-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, joined winner and every chance towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 9, ns behind Sarista (8-10) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Apr.
Bazzana Zebedee filly out of Bazelle.
This Is Too (IRE) Fast Company filly out of Suzi's A Smartlady.