None of these have encountered heavy going before. OSCARS JOURNEY never looked like catching the winner when runner-up at Southwell earlier this month but sets the standard in this company and has a couple of pounds to spare at the weights with Tregereth. The latter has been placed in faster ground on a couple of occasions and makes more appeal than both Captain Cruz and Direct Trade given the latter pair showed little on their respective debuts. Multitask is related to dual winner Multi Bene and preferred to fellow newcomer Sweet Piccolo.
Captain Cruz (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, soon every chance, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 12l behind Fils Anges (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Multitask Multiplex gelding out of Attlongglast.
Oscars Journey 7-2 (8-12) Raced keenly, chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Smart Spender (9-3) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs.
Sweet Piccolo Piccolo colt out of Quality Street.
Direct Trade 80-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division, never on terms, 10th of 11, 13l behind Agerzam (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Tregereth (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind Jubilee Diamond (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) fm in Sep.