John Gosden's Bullwhip is an interesting newcomer being by American sire Whipper and he has to be respected on a surface that should suit but VICTORY IDE SAY has easily the best form among those to have raced previously and the son of Fath can step up from his encouraging first start and take this with Don't Call Me looking the best of the rest. The selection ran better than expected on his debut at Kempton in December when finishing a close up third behind Passion Overflow having been sent off at 40/1 for that maiden. Peter Chapple-Hyam's gelding will be a lot shorter in the market today but justifiably so and he looks the one to beat. Mel Brittain's Turning Circle has run to a consistent level of form and should be thereabouts again but he is likely to once more find at least one too good, while Mark Johnston's Coxwain is hard to back on the evidence of what we have seen of him so far. There are some interesting newcomers in the race including Michael Bell's son of Footstepsinthesand, Collect Art, and Bryan Smart's Don't Call Me, who is by Haafhd, and the last mentioned makes plenty of appeal with the yard's runners in good form but it is hard to get away from Victory Ide Say, who can make a winning first start on the Fibresand.
Army of Stars (IRE) 50-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Mawaddah (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Turning Circle 15-8 (9-6) Prominent, raced keenly, led over 4f out, strongly challenged from over 2f out, hard ridden and headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, nk behind Rubi Dia (8-10) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Bullwhip (IRE) Whipper colt out of Flaming Song.
Collect Art (IRE) Footstepsinthesand colt out of Night Scent.
Coxwain (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon strongly challenged, headed 1f out, faded, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Dream On Buddy (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Don't Call Me (IRE) Haafhd colt out of Just Call Me.
Ignore 100-1 (8-8) Tracked leader until over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 21l behind Juicy Pear (8-8) at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs.
Mark To Market (IRE) Clodovil gelding out of Genetta.
Some Yarn (IRE) Captain Rio gelding out of Church Road.
Victory Ide Say (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Slowly away, behind, headway over 1f out, not clearest of runs and switched right entering final furlong, ran on well under hands and heels to take 3rd and closing finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Passion Overflow (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Zephyron (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Held up last, ridden and not quicken 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Craicattack (8-13) at Kempton 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Presidium Galaxy Presidium filly out of Pagan Star.
Zambuka (FR) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 15l behind Kingdom Of Light (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.