COSSETED looks to have a good opportunity to open her account. Her placed efforts at Nottingham and Doncaster represent the best form on offer and James Fanshawe's yard is in red-hot form at present. Gaspard showed some promise on his debut at Redcar and is preferred to winning hurdler Montelfeltro, who hasn't raced on the Flat since 2011. The newcomer Mahican is related to a couple of winners and is worth a second glance in the betting.
Montefeltro 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, outpaced and green 3f out, stayed on again from over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Eshtibaak (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Oct '11.
Moissanite Danbird filly out of Nikita Sunrise.
Raafa's Jigsaw 50-1 (9-1) Always behind, 9th of 11, 14l behind Quantify (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol.
Shelling Peas 100-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 11, 10l behind Quantify (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol.
Spring Bird 25-1 (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, weakened halfway, 7th of 8, 16l behind Fab Lolly (8-12) at Redcar 7f mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Gaspard 10-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Aneedh (9-1) at Redcar 1m mdn auc stks (6) gs in May.
Mahican (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Dark Indian.
Two Moons Echo Of Light gelding out of Forever Loved.
Cosseted 11-4 (8-13) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, headway when not much room 2f out, went 3rd and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Life Partner (9-4) at Doncaster 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Georgian Firebird Firebreak filly out of Skovshoved.