A decent handicap over seven furlongs and the vote goes to ESPERO ahead of Northern Fling and Celtic Sultan. There won't be much between the selection and Northern Fling but Amanda Perratt's son of Celtic Swing just gets the short head verdict. The selection is commonly known as an all-weather horse especially around Wolverhampton but he has showed on numerous occasions he goes well on turf. Espero travelled really well on debut before fading at the two-furlong pole. He obviously needed that run and can be expected to mount a serious challenge today. There won't be much between the Perratt horse and Northern Fling on a line of form through Ezdeyaad. It's interesting Kieren Fallon comes way up north to ride at Ayr for Jim Goldie. Goldie's horse has been quite regressive in recent years, he once raced off 109 and is now down to 75. His latest run was a sign of him coming back to form so a strong market check is advised. Celtic Sultan will enjoy the step up in trip after staying on well over six some 25 days ago. It's interesting Tom Tate reaches for first-time blinkers - if they have there desired effect he could take some catching round here. She's In The Money and My Gacho are others to note.
She's In The Money 15-2 (9-1) Went left start, held up in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out until 1f out, no impression and lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 9, 5l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 15, 6l behind Tabaret (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
My Gacho (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Pressed leader, ridden 3f out, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Game Lad (8-10) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Espero (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 7l behind Just Bond (8-10) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Euston Square 25-1 (8-12) Missed break, behind until driven and kept on from over 1f out, never nearer, 10th of 14, 7l behind Keys of Cyprus (8-13) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Silver Rime (FR) 17-2 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, one pace and no impression approaching final furlong, 6th of 7, 13l behind Goliaths Boy (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Northern Fling 20-1 (8-7) Behind, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 5l behind Ezdeyaad (8-12) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Stonehaugh (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Chased leaders 4f, 11th of 13, 21l behind Tadalavil (9-2) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Star Links (USA) 20-1 (8-4) Prominent, weakened from 3f out, 11th of 13, 19l behind Book Of Numbers (8-4) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 60-100 gf.