Baker's Girl probably has the best form among those to have raced previously but that does not amount to a great deal and it will come as no surprise to see Lord of Sehayl make a winning debut and he gets the vote with Rathcor looking the best of the remainder. The selection takes the eye on pedigree and the Venetia Williams-trained gelding would not need to be anything out of the ordinary to make a winning start to his career. Captain Willoughby has been well held in both starts so far, while Lourd Hymn was pulled up in both starts in point-to-points and is hard to recommend. Checked Shirt gave little sign of encouragement on his debut and of more interest may be point winner Rathcor. This is a distinctly moderate contest though and Lord of Sehayl has solid claims on his debut.
Captain Willoughby (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) In rear, ridden 7f out, plugged on, 5th of 13, 32l behind Aya (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) gd.
Lourd Hymn 20-1 (12-0) Bhnd when pulled up in race won by Memsahib Ki Behan (11-7) at Higham 3m ptp gf in Apr, 7 ran.
Lord of Sehayl (FR) Lord Of Men gelding out of an unraced mare.
Baker's Girl (IRE) 25-1 (10-4) Mid-division, ridden and effort 2f out, no progress soon after, 5th of 11, 8l behind Nakoma (11-0) at Towcester 2m mrs nhf (5) gf in Apr.
Rathcor (11-7) pulled up at the last in race won by Agus A Vic (12-0) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp gs in Nov, 18 ran.
Checked Shirt 16-1 (10-8) Always behind, 11th of 15, 44l behind Georgian King (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nhf (6) gf in Apr.