Richard Hannon won this last year and STORM TROOPER will be at short odds here, as he was on his debut at Bath where he started odds-on. He didn't particularly impress that day but with improvement likely he looks the one to be on. Hot Stock hasn't done badly so far and can make progress while many of Mick Channon's youngster's have improved dramatically for their first outing and Kickboxer may follow the trend as he missed the break badly on his debut at Windsor.
Birikyno Piccolo gelding out of Alvarinho Lady.
Dodger Marley (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, edged left under pressure inside final 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened into 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Trading Profit (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Hot Stock (FR) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leader, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Meritocracy (9-5) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Kickboxer (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly away mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Nezar (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Little Big Man 66-1 (9-5) Chased leader until over 2f out, chased leaders until ridden and weakened well over 1f out, last of 11, 25l behind Hiking (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Maximilianthefirst 25-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, edged left and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind Cape Factor (8-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Storm Trooper (IRE) 4-6fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Wee Jean (9-0) at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.