PENSAX LAD (best price 4/1)
arrives here in terrific heart and is strongly fancied to keep the ball rolling over a track that clearly plays into his strengths. Unlucky the time before at Kempton, Ron Harris's inmate made amends last time out at Chelmsford when finishing with his usually gusto to run down his field in the latter stages and with the likelihood of another decent pace courtesy of several trail blazers in the line-up, the race should be set up in a similar fashion.
Pensax Lad - 1pt e/w @ 4/1Placed -0.2pts
YUL FINEGOLD (best price 11/4)
really put his rivals to the sword here last week and although he eventually came out second best to Gabriel The Hero, a repeat of something close to that performance will make Conor Dore's charge difficult to beat. In what turned out to be a proper test (best furlong-per-furlong time on the card), the son of Invincible Spirit was the one who was responsible for such brutal fractions and as it was only the final furlong in which he finally succumbed to Richard Fahey's inmate, a return to the distance that allowed him to score comfortably the time before is seen as another major positive.
Yul Finegold - 2pts @ 11/4Lost 2pts
NEXT EDITION (best price 13/2)
has been gradually running himself into form of late and looks primed to take advantage of a very workable mark based on some of his old form. Finishing nicely to obtain the runner-up berth behind With Hindsight here last time, Philip Kirby's charge posted his best set of figures for some time and given that he's 16lb lower than his last winning mark, it's surely only a matter of time before the wrapper is taken off the polo mints.
Next Edition - 0.5pts e/w @ 13/2Lost 1pt