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5f 10yGood (Good to firm in places)

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No. Horse Odds
1 (1) 3/1
2 (4) 9/2
3 (5) 6/1
4 (3) 15/8
5 (2) 11/2

FIRST EDITION failed to fire on his final start in 2020, where soft ground would have been against him, but it is far too soon to be writing him off. Clive Cox's colt had been an impressive maiden winner over C&D in September and was then not disgraced when fourth in the Group 2 Mill Reef at Newbury. It would be no surprise to see him play a leading role back on a decent surface this afternoon. Nomadic Empire made the frame in Listed company twice as a juvenile and he is an obvious threat to the selection. Charlie Fellowes and Nelson Gay are both fit from the all-weather but they will need to improve if the selection is ready to go on his return to action.


NELSON GAY arrives in search of a hat-trick and his rivals don't look all that well-treated, so he's fancied to continue on an upward curve and open his account on turf. Fantasy Master could pose a threat if he gets going soon enough, while First Edition may do better still this season.