Paul Cole has his string in good nick and we will take a chance here that BALTIMORE CLIPPER will up to the task of winning on debut, while Missionaire and Irish Jugger look best of those to have raced. The selection was not an expensive purchase compared to some his trainer has in, but the American-bred colt should find this 7f just about ideal over which to start. Related to juvenile winners, the reports about him have been positive and we will give him the nod. Experience counts for a fair bit at this stage and Missionaire had a positive experience when runner up at Windsor on his debut earlier in the month. He led his group home that day and he must be considered a major player again today. Irish Jugger was given a good education at Hamilton and should appreciate the extra furlong today. Karl Burke is another trainer with runners firing on all cylinders and his charge is very much respected. Richard Hannon's Suited And Booted is a nicely-bred colt and half-brother to Cake, who was a triple 5f winner at two. Given that his trainer is pitching him in over 7f for starters he may not have shown too much zip on the gallops and perhaps a market check is best advised. Nideeb looks likely to be better over further and Timely Jazz is perhaps more likely to get involved today, but Baltimore Clipper is a tentative pick.
Anchorage Boy (USA) Southern Image colt out of Alaskan Winter.
Baltimore Clipper (USA) Mizzen Mast colt out of Resounding Grace.
Blinka Me 12-1 (8-11) Dwelt, in rear, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 11l behind Perfect Ch'i (8-4) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.
Dubawi Phantom 16-1 (9-3) Behind, headway and edged right well over 1f out, kept on, never nearer, 6th of 12, 7l behind Bikini Babe (8-12) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Irish Jugger (USA) 10-3 (9-3) With leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Leviathan (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Missionaire (USA) 11-1 (9-3) Went left start, chased leaders far side, went 2nd 2f out, no chance with stand side winner from over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Dick Turpin (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Nideeb Exceed And Excel colt out of Mantesera.
Our Boy Barrington (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Always behind, 11th of 12, 12l behind Aerodynamic (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Simenon (IRE) Marju colt out of Epistoliere.
Suited And Booted (IRE) Tagula colt out of Carpet Lady.
Timely Jazz (IRE) Noverre colt out of Ricadonna.