CLASSIC MOVE was a close third on his debut under Rules in a Punchestown bumper in the spring. He's left Don Cantillon for Donald McCain since but that's hardly a negative and he's likely to start at short odds in this. Abel J Tasman and Our Boy Ben both disappointed on their second starts but Serenity Now was third at Wetherby on debut and is entitled to improve. Reggie Parrot and Taylor may prove the pick of the newcomers.
Abel J Tasman (IRE) 17-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, lost place 13f out, well behind final 6f, 6th of 12, 37l behind Line D'aois (10-11) at Hexham 2m cond NH flat (6) gd.
Banderitos 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, no impression final 2f, 7th of 10, 17l behind Izzini (11-3) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Bellorophon (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, weakened before 4f out, 8th of 11, well behind Amazing Scenes (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Classic Move (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Unruly before start, mid-division, slightly hampered 5f out, headway into close 5th entering straight, soon ridden, disputed close 2nd 1 1/2f out, kept on well final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 25, 1 1/2l behind Moyle Park (12-0) at Punchestown 2m nhf sft in Apr.
Keep Hope Alive Exit To Nowhere gelding out of Baily Mist.
Our Boy Ben 9-2 (11-0) Led 3f, prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 13, 28l behind Mrs Jordan (10-7) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.
Palmarrick (IRE) Great Palm gelding out of Lynrick Lady.
Reggie Parrot Soviet Star gelding out of Jazzy Refrain.
Samtomjones (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) A bhnd; to & pu 2 out, in a race won by Flick Knife (10-7) at Albrighton Woodland 3m ptp gf in May, 9 ran.
Serenity Now (IRE) 17-2 (11-4) In touch, every chance over 3f out, one pace 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 17l behind Diamond King (11-4) at Wetherby 2m mdn nhf (6) sft in Feb.
Blondinabar Beat All filly out of Kissinthepeach.
Taylor (IRE) Presenting filly out of Britway Lady.