The Trader is penalised for winning under today’s apprentice over 1m4f here recently with stablemate Notation back in fourth and Alright Sunshine and Nicholas T further behind. But FIRST IMPRESSION makes more appeal given he’s won over hurdles since scoring over 1m2f on the Flat at Ayr last year and a recent third at Chester will have set him up nicely for this. Glasses Up was out of his depth at York a couple of days ago but had gone close at Musselburgh before that and could go well again.
The Trader (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden along over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, won at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp (3) gf in May beating Hochfeld (9-11) by nk, 9 ran.
Alright Sunshine (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Midfield, headway going well over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind The Trader (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp (3) gf in May.
Notation (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Led, ridden for effort over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on until no extra final 100yds, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind The Trader (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp (3) gf in May.
Nicholas T 11-1 (9-5) Slowly away, held up in rear, ridden along 3f out, plugged on one pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/4l behind The Trader (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp (3) gf in May.
First Impression (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, not clear run briefly inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Baryshnikov (8-13) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (3) gs in May.
Torcello (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) In touch, driven over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 24 1/2l behind Themaxwecan (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Glasses Up (USA) 80-1 (8-9) Chased leaders out wide, ridden inside final 3f, weakened 2f out, 9th of 15, 14 1/4l behind Ilaraab (9-9) at York 1m 4f hcp (2) gs in May.