Duke Of North wasn't beaten far in an ordinary maiden at Doncaster last time while improvement is expected from the likes if Giannizzero and Prince Of Time. But it would be no surprise if a newcomer proved good enough and BRIDGEKEEPER makes most appeal of those. He's a half-brother to Group winners Orcadian and Rapscallion and makes more appeal than Yeah Cool and Lady Atlas, who are bred to need further. Dark Wave and Uptight are others to keep an eye on in the betting.
Bridgekeeper Avonbridge colt out of Rosy Outlook.
Dark Wave Zebedee gelding out of Rule Britannia.
Dark Wonder (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, some modest late progress, never on terms, 6th of 10, 13l behind Faydhan (9-5) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Duke Of North (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 1f out, shaken up and kept on inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Punk Rocker (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Giannizzero (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 9l behind Orlando Rogue (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Prince of Time 11-4 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 5, 12l behind Glenalmond (9-5) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Red Springer (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt, outpaced towards rear, never dangerous, last of 9, 15l behind Indescribable (9-2) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Uptight (FR) Zamindar colt out of Terre D'espoir.
Yeah Cool Kheleyf colt out of Piverina.
Lady Atlas Dutch Art filly out of Paquerettza.