This looks trappy with MEGALEKA a very tentative recommendation but she's strong claims if repeating the level of her penultimate run when a half-length second to Lexington Place over this trip at Redcar. Made favourite next time, she trailed home last of 10 and remains an inconsistent performer as indicated by her overall profile. Slatey Hen has yet to win on turf but is respected along with Johnny Splash, a close second here last time to The Strig. Excellent Aim hunted up Renoir's Lady here last time on his first run for five months and rates a danger to all if progressing from that effort. The Name Is Frank and Burnt Cream are also noted, especially the latter if able to get off on level terms from the gate where she has regularly spoilt her chance in the past.
Slatey Hen (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 10l behind Renoir's Lady (9-2) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Excellent Aim 12-1 (9-3) Chased leader, led 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Renoir's Lady (9-2) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Comptonspirit (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
The Name Is Frank 9-2 (8-3) Chased leading pair, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Comptonspirit (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Ladydolly 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, lost place inside final 2f, soon behind, last of 9, 13l behind Ivestar (9-5) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Johnny Splash (IRE) 6-1 (8-2) Behind and outpaced, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on well to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind The Strig (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Spic 'n Span 14-1 (9-0) Awkward start, held up, took keen hold, headway over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Nafa (9-11) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Megaleka 7-2fav (8-12) Led until halfway, ridden and weakened final furlong, last of 10, 7l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-0) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Burnt Cream 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon switched left, in rear, headway 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-0) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Elounta 18-1 (7-13) Outpaced towards rear, never on terms, 12th of 13, 23l behind Glossy Posse (9-10) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.