A decline in fortunes sees stablemates Fol Hollow and Saucy Brown dropped in grade and it's hard to know what to expect from Dandy Nicholls' duo here. However, ESPRIT DE MIDAS was winning a handicap off a mark of 85 as recently as September last year and, despite being well beaten at Southwell recently, will find life much easier in this company. Kevin Ryan's charge gets the nod with the remaining trio hard to fancy on today's terms, though Go Go Green looks to have the best chance of them.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 17, 34l behind Breathless Kiss (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Saucy Brown (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Mid-division stands side, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 17th of 27, 8l behind Cheveton (9-1) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep.
Esprit de Midas 2-1fav (9-6) Raced wide, chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 5th of 8, 18l behind Almahaza (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Apr.
Mark Anthony (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 11l behind Postman (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Go Go Green (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, switched sharply right to outside halfway, never on terms, 13th of 14, 21l behind Nadeen (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.
Areeg (IRE) 150-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 14l behind Another Wise Kid (9-1) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Mar.