Tom Dascombe's Press Release has improved with each of his three starts in maidens and may do better now sent into a nursery but Richard Fahey's LAS VERGLAS STAR looked like one to keep on the right side of following his win at Ayr in April and he can give weight away with the main danger rated as stable companion Bachelor Knight. Interestingly Paul Hanagan, who has ridden both of the Fahey runners, rides the last mentioned following his success in a Ripon seller on his most recent start in May and he has every chance off what seems a decent weight of just 8st 10lb. Michael Dods has his string in good heart so Musselburgh winner Madam Markievicz has to be considered but she seems more exposed than a few of her rivals. Kevin Ryan's Puddle Duck certainly is not exposed after just two starts and he was good value for his win in an auction maiden at Ripon last time but it was a taking performance that Las Verglas Star put up when winning an admittedly three runner race at Ayr and he is taken to win again.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 8-11fav (9-3) Made all, driven over 1f out, drew readily clear inside final furlong, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Apr beating Mica Mika (9-3) by 2l, 3 ran.
Puddle Duck 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, edged left, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May beating Reel Amber (8-6) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Madam Markievicz (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Pressed leader, wanting to edge right briefly over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo sll (4) gd in Jun beating Crimson Knot (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Press Release 9-4 (9-3) With winner, ridden and effort when edged right over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 7, 8l behind Excel Bolt (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Bachelor Knight (IRE) 5-4fav (9-0) Carried right start, held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon every chance, stayed on strongly to lead final 75 yards, won at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gf in May beating Muse To Use (8-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Mini Bon Bon 11-2 (8-0) Made all, shaken up from over 2f out, ran on well, pushed out, won at Yarmouth 5f 2yo sll (6) gf in May beating Calormen (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Johnny Hancocks (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 15, 9l behind Whoateallthepius (8-8) at Windsor 6f 2yo sll (5) gd in Jun.
Wild Hysteria (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind Krypton Factor (9-1) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Sky Booster 11-1 (8-11) With leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 15, 18l behind Whoateallthepius (8-8) at Windsor 6f 2yo sll (5) gd in Jun.