Neither Toytown nor Josie Joe made much of an impression on their respective debuts and may need more time. Jockey bookings suggest the latter's stablemate, Smugglers Lane, is preferred. Abscent Friends is out of a prolific mare and can include a winner on the Fibresand amongst his relatives. Lunar Knot is trained locally and worth noting, but a speculative vote goes the way of KO CACHE. Her half-brother won at Lingfield recently and Keith Dalgleish has a good strike rate at the track.
Abscent Friends Showcasing colt out of Lucky Dip.
Basil The Great Panis gelding out of Teia Tephi.
Smugglers Lane (IRE) Bushranger colt out of Finty.
Toytown (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 17, 20l behind Cock Of The North (8-10) at Doncaster 5f 2yo stks (4) sft in Mar.
Josie Joe 50-1 (9-0) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 8l behind Flyball (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Ko Cache (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Silver Cache.
Lunar Knot Stimulation filly out of Moon Bird.
Spindle (IRE) Dubai Destination filly out of Phantom Turtle.