STEVENTON STAR has entries in a couple of valuable sales races later in the season and made a very promising start to his career when only beaten a length at Newbury earlier this month. The first two were clear of the remainder and he should have few problems going one better here. The other pair with experience look modest so it may be the newcomers who provide the biggest threat with Culdaff, a half-brother to several winners, marginally preferred to Mick Channon's filly Ding Ding on this occasion.
Bold Max Assertive gelding out of Jane's Payoff.
Culdaff (IRE) Aqlaam colt out of Nenuphar.
Flying Kyte 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride pushed along in rear, never a factor, 6th of 7, 10l behind Smugglers Gold (8-11) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Steventon Star 5-1 (9-5) Raced centre, tracked leader, ridden and every chance 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Justice Day (9-5) at Newbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Ding Ding Winker Watson filly out of Five Bells.
Mimi Luke (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, never dangerous, 15th of 17, 15l behind Fire Blaze (9-0) at Newmarket 5f 2yo stks (4) gf.