FELIX LEITER may have been green in the preliminaries ahead of his debut at Hamilton but Karl Burke's colt kept on stoically to chase home a smart winner, and with an extra furlong likely to suit, he can gain compensation. Ismail Mohammed has had a tough time with his juveniles though York Express has to be considered a major player. The filly was predictably outclassed in the Albany Stakes and while held again at Lingfield on her first start on Polytrack, the assessor has handed her an official rating of 74. Red Perdita is also eligible for nurseries and George Baker's filly drops in trip having not really seen out the seven furlongs at Kempton. Lady Maesmor ran eyecatchingly on her debut at Lingfield and more can be anticipated.
Felix Leiter 11-4 (9-1) Bumped start, chased leaders, challenged 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 6, nk behind Edgar Balthazar (9-0) at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Red Perdita (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd final 50 yards, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Panda Spirit (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
York Express 4-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, headway on outside into 3rd halfway, driven and went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on but never going pace to challenge, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Commander Patten (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Sky Steps (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 28l behind Epithet (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Lady Maesmor 10-1 (8-7) Slow into stride in rear, ridden halfway, late headway, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind The Dapper Tapper (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Park Glen (IRE) Tagula filly out of Notley Park.
Scent Of Power 5-1 (8-1) Tracked leading trio, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, kept on but 3rd and held when not much room on rail final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Multi Quest (8-6) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm.