SUPERMASSIVE MUSE is our idea of the most likely winner with Raccoon and Galpin Junior respected as dangers. Ed McMahon's yard have bounced back into the spotlight having taken the Super Sprint at the weekend and while Supermassive Muse isnt at that level of ability, he should have come on for a couple of recent spins and is interestingly dropped in grade having previously kept counsel in some fair handicaps. Raccoon needs the ground as fast as possible. All credit however must go to Ruth Carr who has kept him consistently winning despite a tubing operation. Galpin Junior was rated in three figures when trained by Brian Meehan. His third at Hamilton was an improvement upon two recent efforts though they really do pale into insignificance against his earlier glories. Efistorm wins in his turn and has a workable draw this afternoon. Dispol Kylie was notably weak in the market at Doncaster last time out and ran accordingly. Makbullet was a decent juvenile so the market is watched given the current form of the stable. Supermassive Muse makes most appeal in a race where it is difficult to judge the relative levels of deterioration amongst the protagonists.
Efistorm 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, switched left to challenge over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Brandywell Boy (8-1) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Galpin Junior (USA) 18-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden halfway, stayed on final furlong, not reached leaders, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Lesley's Choice (9-6) at Hamilton 5f clm stks (6) gs.
Supermassive Muse (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened and hung left final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Lucky Numbers (9-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Makbullet 11-1 (8-5) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon outpaced, 7th of 10, 11l behind Esuvia (9-3) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Windjammer 25-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, pushed along 1f out, kept on, no extra towards finish, 5th of 11, 2l behind Ask Jenny (9-4) at Catterick 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Mr Rooney (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Dwelt, soon struggling in rear, last of 11, 20l behind The Bear (9-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Dispol Kylie (IRE) 15-2 (8-1) Dwelt, outpaced in center, last of 7, 6l behind Favourite Girl (9-11) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Raccoon (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Led, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Silvanus (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.