Ifan's best effort to date came over track and trip and a repeat would see him in the firing-line. He makes more appeal than Two No Bids though it would be no surprise to see improved efforts from the likes of Bain's Pass, Green Special and Born To Run. Truth Hurts boasts three winning relatives including a Grade 2 winner in America and stands out of the newcomers but a speculative vote goes to ZAINDA, who went close for John Oxx at Dundalk in December and has her first start for new connections here.
Aura Bora (USA) 66-1 (11-4) Mid-division, lost place over 5f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind King Of Strings (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Ifan (IRE) 5-4 (9-13) Keen tracked leader, led 6f out, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Makinson Lane (8-8) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Stoneacre Oskar Echo Of Light filly out of Keidas.
Bain's Pass (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Took keen hold, with leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 10l behind Beat The Tide (8-11) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Green Special (ITY) 14-1 (8-12) Slowly away, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Newstead Abbey (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Logans Lad (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) In rear, ran very wide bend over 3f out, soon behind, last of 7, 18l behind Striking Echo (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Truth Hurts Cockney Rebel gelding out of Vino Veritas.
Two No Bids (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Led, headed halfway, chased winner until entering final 2f, soon hung left and kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Riskit Fora Biskit (8-6) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Born To Run 33-1 (8-5) Dwelt, ran green and always towards rear, 13th of 14, 18l behind George Cinq (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Clary (IRE) Clodovil filly out of Kibarague.
Zainda (IRE) 10-3 (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 3l behind Desiderata (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 2yo hcp pol in Dec.