Not many of those with experience have caught the imagination as yet and, although Boundaries and Normandy Maid have shaped with promise; the Mark Johnston-trained VETVEY makes most appeal as he is an interesting newcomer that can be expected to have been stringently put through its paces at home. Being a son of former high-class sprinter Fasliyev, the selection will be a formidable opponent if he has inherited the battling qualities of his sire, who retired unbeaten from short but stellar career. Obviously a check on the betting would be advisable before just assuming he is worthy of anything more than a speculative interest on his racecourse debut. However, as Boundaries is already in danger of being exposed as ordinary and Normandy Star needs to have improved from his first outing if he is going to be a player; Vetvey appears to have been placed to good effect today. If he is going to fulfil his Middle Park Stakes entry, the selection would be expected to take a race like this in his stride.
Boundaries 11-2 (8-7) Raced keenly, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong, held on for 2nd, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Chiswick Bey (9-7) at Newcastle 6f 2yo hcp (5) gs.
Brave Tiger (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 6, 25l behind Bussa (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Ezzles (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Chased winner, pushed along halfway, no chance with winner from inside final 2f, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Gottcher 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 10l behind Dubai Celebration (8-7) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, kept on from over 1f out, went 3rd entering final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Sergeant Suzie (8-7) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Iwantobreakfree 66-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, switched left and effort over 2f out, soon beaten, 12th of 14, 19l behind Face The Problem (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Je Suis Unrockstar Monsieur Bond gelding out of Discoed.
Ozzies Storm Cats (USA) 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders to over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 30l behind Next Edition (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) fm.
Reason To Believe (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, ridden to chase leading trio over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Talley Close (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Urban Kode (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, soon outpaced, switched left and headway over 2f out, soon hung left under pressure, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 10l behind Roman Dancer (9-3) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Vetvey (IRE) Fasliyev colt out of Vert Val.
Watts Up Son 28-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear and ran green, tailed off 3f out, 6th of 9, 20l behind New Planet (8-12) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Normandy Maid 6-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd post, never a threat, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Orchid Street (8-11) at Catterick 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Shesastar Bahamian Bounty filly out of Celestial Welcome.