Owned by Jon Collins and Chris Fahy, Trick Of The Light was returning to the track twelve days on from a promising debut fifth at Newbury. And he put that experience to good use here, making the most of being dropped to the minimum trip on better ground to overhaul the more experienced Red Alert on the line.
However, the passage to success was not all plain sailing. Having chased daylight after the gates opened, Jack was forced to switch inside for cover as the field rattled through the furlong marker.
He then had to alter course for a second time, edging out to make a challenge as Red Alert and Her Terms began to inject pace into an already generously-run affair.
Just as Trick Of The Light then began to gather sustained momentum inside the last, Jack had his stick knocked from his hand. Thankfully, the incident made no difference to the final result, Trick Of The Light showing admirable batting qualities to stick his neck out and get home by a short-head.
Roger said: “Trick Of The Light got there on the line, but he is probably worth more than the bare result given he didn’t have the smoothest passage through the race. He should get a fair opening mark and he should continue to progress. We might look towards next year now.”