Second places at Ffos Las and Bangor suggest Fine Resolve is the pick of those with experience but he doesn't exactly look reliable and the filly Shannon Spree is entitled to improve on her debut fifth over C&D earlier this month. BALLYHEIGUE won a Kempton maiden over 1m3f in May and was noted staying on well in a handicap back on the Polytrack six weeks ago. That run suggests this trip won't be a problem and Gary Moore's gelding can make a winning start to his hurdles career.
Bajan Hero 28-1 (10-7) Held up, not fluent 1st, mistake next, jumped slowly and behind 3rd, jumped very slowly 4th, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Grand Gold (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Ballyheigue (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) In touch on outside, effort and hung right from over 2f out, kept on reluctantly to 4th over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 12, 9l behind Silent Moment (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul (flat).
Fine Resolve 5-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden 3 out, squeezed through on rail to take 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Halogen (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Miss Conduct 40-1 (10-5) Always behind, 9th of 12, well behind Foster's Road (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Shannon Spree 17-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, beaten 2 out, weakening when hampered last, 5th of 9, 18l behind Hilali (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (3) gd.
Single Girl (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, every chance over 3f out, soon pushed along, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 10l behind Solar View (8-6) at Beverley 2m 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul (flat).