The 5lb claim of apprentice Lee Topliss should swing things the way of NEXT EDITION on his reappearance. He won over 7f here before going close over a mile last August when giving the impression today's longer trip would suit. Howard Johnson's charge is just preferred to Well Sharp, who will appreciate the step back up in trip and drop in class, while Polytrack winner Labore gave the impression something was amiss on his seasonal debut but can only improve here.
Next Edition (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Led, driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon ridden, rallied final 50 yards, held near finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind My Single Malt (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 2yo hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Well Sharp 8-1 (8-10) With leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Bahceli (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Apr.
Labore 8-1 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear, soon mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 27l behind Malthouse (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.