Secret Destination's placed efforts have both come on the Fibresand and she was well beaten on Turf at Beverley in April. Marhaba Malayeen never figured on his debut at York and similar underfoot conditions here may not be in his favour but BIRDY BOY ran well for a long way on his debut on the Knavesmire and should last longer today with that run under his belt. Mark Johnston's colt gets the vote as he's less exposed than recent C&D third Team Challenge. Dark Opal got outpaced over 5f here on her debut and even this extra furlong may not be far enough for her.
Bachotheque (IRE) Chineur colt out of Bacchanalia.
Baltic Prince (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 6, 7l behind Knight Charm (9-3) at Warwick 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Birdy Boy (USA) 18-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 20l behind Funk Soul Brother (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gd in May.
Gambino (IRE) Red Clubs colt out of Temptation Island.
Marhaba Malayeen (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) In touch and pushed along, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 35l behind Royal Rascal (8-12) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) sft.
Rocky Two (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Toorah Laura La.
Team Challenge 12-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Elle Rebelle (8-4) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Dark Opal (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Raced far side, chased leaders, headway halfway, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Lady Ibrox (8-9) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Secret Destination 7-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway 4f out to chase leaders, chased winner 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on and always held inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Polski Max (9-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in May.