A market watch is always advised before getting too heavily involved but ALBILLANBAZ is worthy of a speculative interest. John Quinn's colt ran respectably in an ordinary looking Redcar maiden, and with the handler's string in such fine fettle, it looks significant that the switch has made after that one racecourse start. Alborz hasn't reached the heights that his half-brother Hunterview managed, and the former Mark Johnston inmate was knocked down to Tim Vaughan for just 7000 guineas after eight unsuccessful starts on the Flat. Ctappers never looked like winning on his hurdling debut though Mick Channon's gelding stayed on well and does have an advantage of knowing exactly what to expect. Quiet Route realised just 800 guineas at the sales despite a fairly decent pedigree and he shouldn't be discounted with Brian Ellison's name is in the trainer's column.
Albillanbaz (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and switched right over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 13l behind Star Deal (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun (flat).
Alborz (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 2 3/4l behind The Quarterjack (8-12) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun (flat).
All Nighter (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Prominent, hit 1st and stumbled, ridden after 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Grand Gold (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Ctappers 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped right 1st, ridden to chase winner 2 out, no impression, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 12, 10l behind Halogen (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Graylyn Olivaa 80-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, under pressure from halfway, weakened 2f out, 13th of 16, 33l behind Watt Broderick (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun (flat).
Leitrim King (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Bumped start, in touch, headway to lead 9f out, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, chased winner until over 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 12l behind Zowaina (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun (flat).
Quiet Route (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, pressed for 3rd towards finish, no chance with front pair, 4th of 16, 9l behind The Tiger (9-12) at Ripon 1m mdn stks (5) sft (flat).
Choisirez (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Mid-division, in touch after 4th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, soon tailed off, 5th of 14, well behind King's Wharf (10-12) at Stratford 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd.