INDIAN TRIFONE made a promising debut when runner-up at Redcar last May and a couple of subsequent winners have come out of the race. Ed Walker's colt gets the vote on his return despite conceding plenty of weight to the younger horses. Stoneham has proved best of the three-year-olds so far but one of the newcomers may well be good enough to get involved. Of that pair, Mink Coat is a half-sister to a winner but Nothing Special can include a couple of all-weather winners amongst her winning relatives and makes more appeal.
Indian Trifone (IRE) 18-1 (9-1) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden to press winner over 1f out, kept on, held by winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Aneedh (9-1) at Redcar 1m mdn auc stks (6) gs in May.
Deavin 33-1 (8-5) Outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 13l behind Desert Ranger (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Mink Coat Amadeus Wolf filly out of Grand Slam Maria.
Nothing Special Verglas filly out of Barathiki.
O'raghallaigh (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Always in rear, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 21l behind Double Up (8-12) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
Stoneham 12-1 (8-2) Led early, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression and beaten when hampered on inside and switched right approaching final furlong, 5th of 10, 10l behind Genius Boy (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.