Hillbilly Boy, Party Royal and Pearl Noir were all well beaten in different races at Royal Ascot last time and Bill Turner's colt, a winner at Ripon earlier, makes most appeal of that trio. Bairam has not shown much improvement since his debut though his latest third at Salisbury is stronger form than both the second Must Be Me recorded at Brighton recently and Sylvia Pankhurst's maiden win at Wolverhampton. SLIPSTREAM ANGEL made a winning start in heavy ground at Newcastle and, given she won't mind any further rain, Richard Fahey's filly can land this with normal progress.
Hillbilly Boy (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, 11th of 14, 12l behind Tha'ir (9-3) at Royal Ascot 7f Listed stks 2yo (1) gs in Jun.
Party Royal 66-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 21st of 22, 22l behind Dawn Approach (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Bairam 7-2 (9-3) Led, headed over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Verdane (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Pearl Noir 80-1 (9-3) Led until over 1f out, soon weakened, 18th of 23, 15l behind Hototo (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Sylvia Pankhurst (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) With leader, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 10l behind City Image (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Must Be Me 5-1 (8-12) Chased leading trio, ridden and hung left on camber from 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on near finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Kicken Off (9-3) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Slipstream Angel (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, led close home, won at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Jun beating Opt Out (9-3) by 1/2l, 4 ran.