Some progressive three-year-olds on show with SECONDO taken to supplement a cosy Salisbury success earlier this month. He travelled well that day on the quick ground and an opening handicap mark of 84 is acceptable. Equity Risk finished well on only his second start when failing to reel in Bluegrass Blues by just half a length and there should be more to come from the son of Henrythenavigator. Angus Og is upped to a sixth furlong for the first time, whilst Rene Mathis should be all the better for a Chester reappearance.
Secondo (FR) 4-1fav (9-3) Took keen hold and taken steadily to post, steaded start, held up towards rear, headway well over 1f out and looking for room, switched left over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead final 100 yards, won at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) gf beating Marjong (8-13) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Badr Al Badoor (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, never better than mid-division, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 10l behind Zanetto (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo aut stk (2) gd in Apr.
Angus Og 15-8 (9-4) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, nearest finish, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Storm Moon (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Joey's Destiny (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leader stands side until switched left to join main group over 3f out, weakened 2f out, soon behind, last of 11, well behind Effie B (9-2) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Rene Mathis (GER) 8-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway and short of room over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 7l behind Effie B (9-6) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Sejalaat (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Slightly hampered start, held up in last, pushed along 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 10l behind Capo Rosso (9-4) at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Equity Risk (USA) 7-2fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd last strides, never nearer, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Bluegrass Blues (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Marshland 15-2 (8-8) Led over 1f, chased winner until ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 5, 13l behind Fleeting Smile (9-7) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Secret Rebel 11-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Ajman Bridge (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Smokethatthunders (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Prominent, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Aglaophonos (9-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.