Gin Time has shown more than enough to suggest she can win a race like this but we're worried about the extra furlong. It's unusual to see a Sir Mark Prescott two-year-old run in this grade so Flora Medici is respected, though she hasn't shown much. MY LITTLE FRIEND was last in his first two starts and only beat two home at York last time but is eased in class for this and now blinkered. We'll reluctantly take a chance on Mark Tompkins' colt in this small field as Ivan B looks very moderate on the evidence so far.
Ivan B 66-1 (9-5) Went left start, pushed along before halfway, always towards rear, 8th of 11, 19l behind Hiking (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
My Little Friend 20-1 (9-0) Outpaced, always behind, 12th of 14, 24l behind Yorkshire Relish (9-0) at York 6f 2yo sll (3) gf in Jun.
Flora Medici 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 6, 16l behind Somewhat (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Gin Time (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on one pace, lost 3rd post, 4th of 10, 10l behind Fine 'n Dandy (9-5) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (3) gs in May.