Mukhmal impressed on debut beating the more experienced, heavily-backed Cheerio Sweetie at Musselburgh. He gave the winner 5lb that day but is now concedes a stone under race conditions. He'll come on from the run too but an added complication is that he's drawn in the worst possible box whereas Cheerio Sweetie has bagged the rails draw. There shouldn't be much between them. The form of Roudee's Ripon debut win has been boosted by the runner-up scoring since but he too has been unlucky with a disadvantageous wide draw. Magical Memory looks a sure-fire improver from a Newbury race that's working out very well but it's the runner-up that day, CHARLIE'S STAR, who makes most appeal. Only reeled in late on by the potentially useful Kasb on that occasion, the Evans filly has since been untroubled to land a Yarmouth maiden, has a leading jockey at this venue on board and a good draw in stall three.
Mukhmal (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Pressed leader, led 2f out, ran on well, eased close home, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in Apr beating Cheerio Sweetie (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Roudee 4-1 (9-5) Disputed lead, advantage 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on, won at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr beating Midterm Break (9-5) by 1l, 10 ran.
Casterbridge 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 9l behind Mukhmal (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in Apr.
Magical Memory (IRE) 85-40fav (9-5) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 7l behind Kasb (9-5) at Newbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
What A Squirtle What A Caper colt out of Squirtle.
Elizabeth Flynn (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Chased leader, led 2f out, ridden and clear when edged right entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Don Sigfredo (9-5) by 2l, 8 ran.
Agadoo 50-1 (8-11) Close up behind leaders, ridden an slightly outpaced over 1f out, ran on to go 3rd close, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Sea Wolf (9-5) at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Charlie's Star 4-11fav (8-6) Made all, hard driven over 1f out, ran on well, won at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Apr beating Brown Velvet (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Cheerio Sweetie (IRE) 5-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and not much room over 1f out, edged right and went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Mukhmal (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (2) gf in Apr.
Saphira Silver (IRE) Verglas filly out of Mean Lae.