A rare runner at the track for Sir Michael Stoute, SCALLOP is the one to beat. She finished ahead of a couple of subsequent winners when runner-up on her debut on the Polytrack and can get off the mark in this company. The older horses have spent more time hurdling than on the Flat so the main dangers look to be the newcomers. Law Keeper is related to a couple of winners and could go well but Mediate is a half-brother to Group 3 winner Amour Prope and may prove a bigger threat.
Sorcier (FR) 5-2 (12-0) (h) ap; led 14-2 out; hrd rdn to ld last; hdd & no ex flat, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Bitter Blue (11-0) at Duke of Buccleuch's 3m ptp gd in Mar.
Spot The Pro (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 11, 6l behind Queens Park (8-12) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf.
Wor Lass 12-1 (9-9) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 11l behind Queens Park (8-12) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf.
Legal Advisor Proclamation gelding out of Mafatin.
Mediate New Approach colt out of Miss Prim.
Law Keeper (IRE) Lawman filly out of Lisieux Orchid.
Scallop 8-1 (8-10) Held up in 5th, droppped to last pair over 6f out, pushed along over 2f out, shaken up and headway over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd final 50 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Placidia (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll stks (5) pol in May.