BANNOCK made a more than satisfactory debut at Doncaster last month when staying on tenaciously to claim the runner-up spot behind the more experienced Forevertheoptimist in a similar maiden contest. He was not the subject of strong market support which suggests he'll come on for the run and should be good enough here. Arcticality, seemingly the choice of the Fahey pair on jockey bookings, took time to get the hang of things on her Ripon debut but showed more than enough to suggest that significant improvement can be expected. Howard Johnson has had some talented juveniles through his hands in his time and any support for his newcomer, Galilee Chapel, should be duly noted.
Bannock (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) With leaders, led going well halfway, driven inside final furlong, headed final 110 yards, no extra, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Forevertheoptimist (9-3) at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Galilee Chapel (IRE) Baltic King gelding out of Triple Zero.
Musical Strike Striking Ambition colt out of Musical Fair.
Arcticality (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) In touch, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 8l behind Ponty Acclaim (8-4) at Ripon 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Apr.
Made In The Shade 50-1 (8-9) Soon pushed along and outpaced throughout, never on terms, 6th of 8, 12l behind Hamza (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Apr.
Neil's Pride Dubai Destination filly out of Collette's Choice.
Phoenix Clubs (IRE) Red Clubs filly out of Hollow Haze.