Several have shaped with promise and this may turn out to be a strong affair that MIRROR LAD can win at the chief expense of Marine Commando and Button Moon. Tom Dascombe's charge was a tad disappointing as a co-favourite for the Brocklesby and then suffered another reversal at Kempton last month. He has shaped as if a more thorough test of stamina will see a better performance and with this stiff finish likely to suit he should run well. Beyaz Villas needs a market check on his debut, Chadford and Dubai Celebration both shaped with promise on their respective Beverley debuts, whilst Marine Commando's sales price rose drastically as a two-year-old and represents a yard that can do no wrong at the moment. Reach To The Stars made his debut in a decent Thirsk contest so is respected especially if the market speaks in his favour, whilst Button Moon's third to Dinkum Diamond at Salisbury is better form than many of her rivals can boast. No Poppy and The Oboist are not dismissed too readily on debut, however we are happy to plump for Mirror Lad.
Beyaz Villas Ishiguru gelding out of Ante Futura.
Chadford 50-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear on outer, chased leaders over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Dads Amigo (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.
Dubai Celebration 7-1 (8-11) With leaders, bumped over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 8l behind Mappin Time (9-2) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Apr.
Illawalla Indesatchel gelding out of Adorable Cherub.
Marine Commando Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Carollan.
Mirror Lad 5-2fav (8-11) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 7, 2l behind Pick A Little (8-11) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.
Reachtothestars (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, switched right soon after start, behind, driven over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 9l behind Bathwick Bear (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Apr.
Bigalo's Vera B Ishiguru filly out of Maid For Running.
Button Moon (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, riden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Dinkum Diamond (9-3) at Salisbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Gunalt Penny Sweet 50-1 (8-7) Towards rear and outpaced, last of 8, 28l behind Galtymore Lad (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
No Poppy (IRE) Chineur filly out of Capetown Girl.
Shoshoni Wind Sleeping Indian filly out of Cadeau Speciale.
The Oboist (IRE) Clodovil filly out of Desert Bride.
Tro Nesa (IRE) Chineur filly out of Monsusu.