Michael Appleby has been firing in winners left, right and centre and you'd expect Brigadoon to improve now returning to the Turf. Satanic Beat won over hurdles at Newcastle last month while Gabrial's Star, St Ignatius and Fly Solo have been in action on the all-weather. STREETS OF NEW YORK contested a much stronger event at Kempton 11 days ago and made late headway having got outpaced in the early stages. The easier surface will help and, as this will only be his fourth start on the level, he could find the improvement needed to land this as Sherman McCoy looks held by St Ignatius on the form book.
Gabrial's Star 10-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, ridden and wide over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 9l behind Blue Wave (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Brigadoon 8-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 11l behind Like A Diamond (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Satanic Beat (IRE) 2-1fav (9-10) Made virtully all, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep beating Kyllachy Star (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Baccalaureate (FR) (9-1) 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Bocamix (9-2) at Clairefontaine(FR) 1m 3f stk gd in Aug '09.
Sherman McCoy 7-1 (9-4) Prominent early, tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 15l behind Shelford (10-0) at Wolverhampton 2m hcap (4) pol in Jan.
Streets Of Newyork 16-1 (8-1) Dwelt towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 12l behind Salutation (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
St Ignatius 25-1 (8-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Jakey (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Gran Maestro (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 2l behind Bayan Kasirga (8-12) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Fly Solo 6-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Like A Diamond (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Pixie Cut (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leader early, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Rebel Force (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.