MAZEPPA finished a creditable third on his racecourse debut over 6f at Ayr despite being completely unfancied in the betting. A half-brother to a winner over today's trip, he looks to have a good chance to open his account. Lady Poppy showed improvement to take second over C&D a fortnight ago and can figure again and Cymeriad has claims on last month's placed effort at Wolverhampton. Panama Cat was sent off favourite at Beverley for her debut outing but unseated after a stumble while Clean Blow and Pacquiao makes most appeal of the newcomers.
Crystal Cove 4-1 (9-3) Keen led, ridden halfway, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Surely Speightful (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Holding Fast (IRE) Balmont colt out of Eschasse.
Indastar 14-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden to press winner over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind Hiddon Coin (9-3) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.
Mazeppa 80-1 (9-3) Dwelt close up, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Party Royal (9-3) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Pacquiao (IRE) Teofilo colt out of Woodland Chant.
Royal Jenray 150-1 (9-3) Led, headed halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 11l behind Smoothtalkinrascal (9-3) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in May.
Clean Blow (USA) Street Boss filly out of Strike Hard.
Cymeriad 5-1 (8-5) Slowly away pushed along in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go a never dangerous 2nd post, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Sylvia Pankhurst (8-4) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in May.
Lady Poppy 14-1 (9-0) Led to 2f out, chased winner, no impression, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Satsuma (9-0) at Catterick 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf in May.
Panama Cat (USA) 4-1fav (8-12) Faltered, broncked and unseated rider soon after start, in a race won by Top Notch Tonto (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May, 13 ran.