Lord Of Tara was strongly fancied for the bumper at Musselburgh yesterday and that looked an easier option than this as he has some interesting rivals. The Bold Lord started favourite on his debut at Ayr last month but looked in need of the experience and better is anticipated while Enchanted Garden has done nothing wrong despite being runner-up at Kelso and Newcastle when well supported. Alfapoint looks one to keep an eye on but a chance is taken with another newcomer SEALOUS SCOUT, who has a fine pedigree being out of a winning bumper from the family of several high-class performers.
Alfapoint Alflora gelding out of Rascella.
Blakemans Law 100-1 (10-5) Held up, took keen hold, headway 8f out, ridden and weakened over 4f out, last of 6, well behind Mulligan's Man (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Jul.
Enchanted Garden 5-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Just Cameron (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Lord Brendy Portrait Gallery gelding out of Hervey Bay.
Lord Of Tara 9-10fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden in pursuit of winner approaching final furlong, no impression and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Way Up In The Air (10-7) at Cork 2m N H flat hvy in Nov.
Picks Milan (IRE) Milan gelding out of Butchies Girl.
Sealous Scout (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Hirayna.
The Bold Lord (IRE) 3-1fav (11-2) Pressed leader, led 9f out, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Rhymers Stone (10-13) at Ayr 1m 6f mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Nov.
Tiny Dancer (IRE) Darsi gelding out of Taipans Girl.
Lets Be On Silver Patriarch mare out of Gotogeton.
Silver Speech 100-1 (10-2) Mid-division on outside, lost place over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 35l behind Salbatore (10-11) at Towcester 1m 5f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Oct.
Welsh Conflict (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Sn to; pu 3 out, in a race won by Discussion Forum (11-7) at Whitcliffe Grange 2m 4f ptp sft in Apr, 11 ran.