It speaks volumes that Richard Kingscote prefers the modest Lea Valley Black to newcomer and stablemate Canadian Red while Just A Pound didn't really improve on his debut fourth here at Yarmouth next time. Sioux Chieftain has a bit of scope but that could easily develop into a match between debutants BUCKSTAY and Brick Rising, with preference just for the former despite the concession of 3lb. He has a dirt pedigree and may just be a little more forward than Andrew Balding's colt.
Buckstay (IRE) Lawman colt out of Stella Del Mattino.
Brick Rising Phoenix Reach colt out of Comtesse Noire.
Canadian Red Sleeping Indian gelding out of Pontressina.
Lea Valley Black 11-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 12, 5l behind Charlie Em (9-0) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Northern Harbour (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, every chance 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Super Cookie (8-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo sll (5) gf.
Sioux Chieftain (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 11th of 14, 11l behind Timoneer (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Just A Pound (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Prominent, lost place 4f out, not clear run 2f out, some headway over 1f out, no impression on leaders, 4th of 7, 7l behind Indigo Lady (8-7) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs.
Rakticate (IRE) Rakti filly out of Authenticate.