Rex Romanorum's only win so far came in soft ground but Ted's Brother has decent claims having gone close at Thirsk last week and racing off the same mark today. A wide draw may not be too much of a hindrance for Powerful Pierre as he needs to be held up and he wasn't beaten that far over track and trip last time. JOYFUL SOUND made all over a mile at this track on his latest start. He's been raised 4lb but this is less competitive and Brian Ellison's charge is fancied to follow-up if allowed an easy time in front. Last Destination has plenty to find with the selection on latest running while Thrust Control and Dance For Georgie arrive out of form.
Rex Romanorum (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Ingleby Angel (9-5) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Sareeah (IRE) 11-2 (9-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Al Thumama (8-9) at Hamilton 1m fll hcp (5) gd in May.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, every chance inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 9, nk behind West Leake Hare (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Powerful Pierre 16-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Talent Scout (9-0) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dance For Georgie 9-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 8l behind Ingleby Angel (9-12) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Hussar Ballad (USA) 50-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 13l behind Valantino Oyster (8-12) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Thrust Control (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 13l behind Talent Scout (9-0) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Aglaophonos 11-2 (9-4) Soon in touch on outside, ridden and every chance over 1f out, 3rd and one pace when edged right inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Noble Deed (9-4) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Joyful Sound (IRE) 11-1 (8-5) Made all, driven 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating District Attorney (8-2) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Monsieur Royale 17-2 (9-5) Raced towards centre tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Charlemagne Diva (8-2) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Eeny Mac (IRE) 15-2 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 7l behind Talent Scout (9-0) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Emperatriz 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 7l behind Auction (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Marshland 12-1 (9-2) Dwelt, raced wide, always in rear, last of 9, 25l behind Benoni (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Last Destination (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, headway 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 10, 6l behind Joyful Sound (8-5) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Gunner Will (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Shearian (8-11) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd in Apr.