tracked winner, pushed along 3f out, driven 2f out, edged right over 1f out, not able to challenge, stayed on same pace
made all, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on well
tracked leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, never going pace to get on terms
The Haggas yard remains in fine form and YENHAAB is expected to show further progress after opening his account at Ripon. He gets the vote as Master Of Finance was still beaten five lengths when runner-up at Wolverhampton in November. A dual winner last season, Ventura Quest should have come on for a modest reappearance over a mile at this track a fortnight ago. The latter looks a threat but Frankthetank failed to figure at Haydock last week having been in winning form at Southwell earlier in the year.
Ventura Quest (USA) 14-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden and effort on outside over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Bilimbi (8-0) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Master Of Finance (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Earthflight (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Frankthetank (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Led, 4 lengths ahead halfway, reduced lead and headed 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 16l behind Alquimia (9-0) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Yenhaab (IRE) 5-6fav (9-5) Chased leader, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr beating Lord Of The Nile (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.