dwelt and slightly impeded start, held up, pushed along approaching straight in 6th, switched right to outer from 2f out and not much impression until kept on well final furlong and briefly came close with eventual winner, not quite match winner
a little keen early, tracked leaders, closed up over 3f out, pushed along before straight, 4th 2f out and not much impression until kept on well final furlong and briefly came close with eventual 2nd, led near line
Mark Johnston sends a rare runner in RUFUS KING, who found only stablemate and hot favourite Cardsharp too good in a conditions race at Beverley last time. He won easily over 6f at Haydock before that and is taken to defy a penalty here. Red Persian has decent claims on his placed efforts at the Curragh and at Fairyhouse last time when ahead of Bella Figura while Gavin Cromwell sent out last year’s winner so Adnap is a newcomer to note.
Rufus King 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take narrow 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Cardsharp (9-0) at Beverley 5f stks (2) gs in Jun.
Only William (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, 2nd early, pushed along 3f out in 3rd, weakened from under 2f out, 11th of 12, 30 1/4l behind Verbal Dexterity (9-5) at Curragh 7f mdn sft in Jun.
Adnap (IRE) Casamento colt out of Crystal Morning.
Hyperlapse (IRE) Casamento colt out of Makheelah.
Red Persian (IRE) 5-2jfav (8-11) Chased leaders disputing 2nd, edged left after 2f, ridden to dispute lead 2f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no impression on winner 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Whitefountainfairy (8-6) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn gd in Jun.
Bella Figura (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 5th 2f out, 4th 1f out, kept on without threatening to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Whitefountainfairy (8-6) at Fairyhouse 6f mdn gd in Jun.
Island Affair (IRE) Tagula filly out of Subtle Affair.
Stormy Tale (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, weakened, last of 12, 19 1/4l behind Painting Pictures (8-8) at Roscommon 7f mdn sft in Jun.