It was heavy ground when Tamayuz Magic opened his account at Ripon while Moonlight Venture's maiden win came on the Fibresand at Southwell. Jacbequick didn't get the best of runs stepped up to a mile here last week but scored over track and trip earlier and is 5lb higher today. A winner at Hamilton, MR MCLAREN was beaten a length in a tight classified event at Newcastle last time. David O'Meara's charge gets the vote on that form with further progress expected.
Moonlight Venture 8-1 (8-12) Keen led stand side trio, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Basil Berry (8-5) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Apr.
Mr McLaren 5-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd briefly inside final furlong, stayed on, went 2nd again close home, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Top of The Glas (9-0) at Newcastle 7f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Jacbequick 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 5l behind Border Bandit (9-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Heroique (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner until inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Stepping Out (9-4) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Whitby High Light 100-1 (8-6) Keen, always in rear, 11th of 13, 18l behind Agent Murphy (9-4) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Tamayuz Magic (IRE) 5-6fav (9-0) Prominent, led 6f out, clear 2f out, unchallenged, won at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Jun beating Mighty Missile (9-2) by 3l, 4 ran.