Inchdura had little luck in running when third to Capricho at Goodwood six days ago, when today's top weight Grey Eminence
The apprentice's agent Tony Hind said: "Ryan is delighted to be on Bond Boy as he was booked for him in the Stewards' Cup only to be claimed by his boss Richard Hannon for Grey Eminence
The lessons had been learned next time at Sandown, where he showed battling qualities in sloppy ground to beat Grey Eminence
in the closing stages.
Richard Hannon's Grey Eminence
will also have to carry 9st 10lbs.
By GARRY OWEN (Gordon Brown), who yesterday landed a 9-1 nap with Alpha Rose and added Grey Eminence
(9-2) for a 54-1 double.
A high draw has always been the percentage call and, on that basis, it might be worth chancing joint top-weight Grey Eminence
Market moves for fellow debutantes Colonial Rule, Falcon Partner and Grey Eminence
should be noted.
This horse beat all but Welcome Friend in a 21 runner event at Newmarket and, although not the best drawn horse in today's race, can prove too strong for Grey Eminence
, a Newmarket winner last season and all the better for a comeback run.
PALACE AFFAIR landed the third Listed win of her career when beating Grey Eminence
by a length in the Axminster Carpets Cathedral Stakes, writes Graham Dench.
Richard Hannon, trainer of Lady Links and Grey Eminence
Chookie Heiton, runner-up at Newmarket last time, renews rivalry with Grey Eminence
(third), Yorkies Boy (fifth) and Ellens Academy (tenth).
There look to be several decent possibilities for those who want the favourite beaten, and my preference is for a split-stakes bet on Grey Eminence
and Sir Effendi, advertised this morning at 20-1 and 22-1 respectively.