Just four take to the track for this opener and preference is for Mick Channon's KALAM DALEEL, the market should reveal more about the rest but we expect Lairy to make up the stiffest competition. The selection ran a race full of promise when thurd on his debut at Salisbury and any normal level of improvement would make him hard to beat. Lairy put in a much improved effort last time after an average debut and he looks a progressive sort. He has to be considered here and should make the frame. Evergreen Dancer is an interesting debutant from a yard with a powerful team of juveniles. Any market support would be significant.
Evergreen Dancer (IRE) Noverre colt out of Persea.
Ginger Grey (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Held up, ridden 2f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 8l behind Niran (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gf.
Kalam Daleel (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, kept on final furlong, held by winner, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Russian Rock (9-3) at Salisbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) fm.
Lairy (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Transfixed (8-9) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gs.