Mark Johnston has a surprisingly indifferent record with his two-year-old runners here so the debutante An Chulainn is probably best watched. But Tim Easterby's pair Kenny The Captain, third at Carlisle nine days ago, and See The Sun, who showed promise over 5f here on his debut, have claims and so does VENTURA QUEST. The latter was introduced in a much better race at York last month and acquitted himself well. Normal progress should see him get his head in front this evening.
Bashiba (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear in centre, pushed along and headway halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 9l behind Free Code (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Freddie Kilroy 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt and soon hampered, held up in rear, headway halfway, soon chasing leader, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 12l behind Tanzeel (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Kenny The Captain (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Soul Instinct (8-2) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jul.
Nu Form Fire (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Steadied start, outpaced in rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 15l behind Complicit (9-5) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Rokeby 50-1 (9-5) Went slightly right, pushed along mid-division on outer, lost place over 2f out, last of 13, 21l behind Peniaphobia (9-5) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
See The Sun 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Complicit (9-5) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Ventura Quest (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance when hung left 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind The Grey Gatsby (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf in Jul.
An Chulainn (IRE) Tamayuz filly out of Livius Lady.
Baltic Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, outpaced over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Fast Track (9-5) at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jun.