It was heavy ground when Maysong went close at Nottingham and Leapers Wood disappointed over today’s trip last time having placed over 5f earlier. Dick Datchery may well finish closer on the back of an ordinary debut effort here but several of the newcomers take the eye including MASTER MCGRATH. The latter doesn’t stand out on pedigree but an entry in next month’s Gimcrack at York suggests Kevin Ryan’s colt is held in some regard and he gets the vote. Custodian is the first foal of a Listed sprinter, Shadow Leader is a brother to a Group 3 winner and Panist is worth a second glance for the Johnston yard.
Burrows Seeside (FR) Sidestep colt out of See Your Dream.
Custodian (IRE) Muhaarar colt out of Zuhoor Baynoona.
Dick Datchery (IRE) 3-1jfav (9-5) Slowly into stride and hampered start, soon in touch, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/4l behind Macho Time (9-5) at Ayr 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Leapers Wood 6-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway chasing leaders halfway, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 5 3/4l behind Toro Strike (9-5) at Thirsk 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Master McGrath (IRE) No Nay Never colt out of Dacio.
Maysong 6-1 (9-5) Prominent, led well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Big City (9-5) at Nottingham 6f stks (5) hvy in Jun.
Panist (IRE) Starspangledbanner colt out of Caribbean Ace.
Shadow Leader Equiano colt out of Midnight M.