Martin Dwyer has ridden course runner-up Fast Gold and Port Gaverne in all their starts to date and sticks with the latter here after making the frame at Bath. The Tregoning pair make more appeal than both Deer Song and Tim The Taxi. Fireglow is related to a couple of winners and could be thereabouts but fellow newcomer COMEDY NIGHT is preferred. Rob Cowell does not have a great record here but his colt is a half-brother to five winners, including Group 3 winning sprinter Elnawin, and may well be good enough in this.
Comedy Night Royal Applause colt out of Acicula.
Deer Song 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon edged left and weakened, last of 9, 17l behind Silver Wings (9-5) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Fast Gold (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leading pair on outside, went 2nd and ran green 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Just Emma (9-0) at Brighton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Port Gaverne (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased winner, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Ower Fly (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Apr.
Tim The Taxi 12-1 (9-5) Edgy beforehand, raced awkwardly,chased winner until 2f out, ridden and weakened rapidly over 1f out, last of 4, 18l behind Just Emma (9-0) at Brighton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Fireglow Teofilo filly out of Fading Light.