BEDLAM showed enough on her debut to suggest she can win a race of this nature. She finished third at York and, with improvement expected here, should have the edge on Joshua The First. The latter is making steady progress with a recent second at Hamilton his best effort so far, while Twin Ivan showed some promise on his debut and he too can figure. Knight Express and On The Hoof have plenty of speed in their pedigrees and are both worth noting for any strong support in the betting.
Arrowroot 16-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden and edged left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 5l behind Bellechance (8-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Bop It 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 11l behind Es Que Love (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Ingleby Angel (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Dwelt, pushed along in rear, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Roger Sez (8-12) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Joshua The First 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, effort entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Indepub (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Knight Express Bahamian Bounty colt out of Broughtons Revival.
On The Hoof Monsieur Bond colt out of Smart Hostess.
Twin Ivan (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Close up and keen, lost place over 2f out, kept on, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Grand Gold (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in May.
Yeomanoftheguard Librettist gelding out of Red Blooded Woman.
Be Calm Gentleman's Deal filly out of Flower O'cannie.
Bedlam 20-1 (8-12) Went left start, ran green in rear, green and went right before halfway, good headway on stands rail over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Swiss Spirit (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gd.
Dylan's Dream (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, 11th of 13, 24l behind Evervescent (8-9) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.
Electrickery Excellent Art filly out of Exultate Jubilate.