Richard Fahey won this with a short-priced favourite in 2013 and FIRST TO POST will likely prove popular today. His ability to handle soft ground has to be taken on trust but a debut second at Pontefract gives him preference over stablemate Sunnua. Dressed In Fur makes no appeal on what little she has shown so far so Ahdaf, a brother to Group 3 winning sprinter New Providence, may prove the biggest threat ahead of fellow newcomers Ressurreto and Avenue Of Stars.
First To Post (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Sixth Sense (9-5) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Apr.
Ahdaf Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Bayja.
Avenue Of Stars Makfi colt out of Clifton Dancer.
Dressed In Fur (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Outpaced, ridden 2f out, switched right approaching final furlong, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 8, 8l behind Soapy Aitken (9-5) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Ressurreto (IRE) Frozen Power filly out of Silver Whale.
Sunnua (IRE) Dark Angel filly out of Island Sunset.