SIMPSON was only caught inside the final furlong at Leicester on his debut and can go one better with normal progress. Ed Walker’s colt is taken to improve past the more-exposed Central City, who was expected to finish closer at Nottingham last time. Amazing Alice posted her best effort by far when second on the all-weather at Lingfield last month and may prove best of the remainder unless one of the newcomers is above average.
Central City (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) With leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra last 50 yards, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Great Prospector (9-2) at Nottingham 6f stks (5) gf in Jun.
Goldenground (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, edged left over 2f out, pushed along and every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 14l behind Ghost Serge (9-2) at Lingfield 6f stks (5) gf in Jun.
Korak Boy (IRE) Zebedee gelding out of Facce Tarzan.
Mr Little (IRE) Kodiac colt out of Shining Hour.
Simpson (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Always prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Shazzab (8-7) at Leicester 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Amazing Alice 12-1 (8-11) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Armum (8-11) at Chester 6f stks (4) gs in Jun.
Misty Breese (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Led on near side rail, headed just over 2f out, weakened quickly, last of 8, 24 1/4l behind Ghost Serge (9-2) at Lingfield 6f stks (5) gf in Jun.
Vegas Boy (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) In touch, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 10 3/4l behind Running Cloud (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (5) pol in Jun.