Smoothtalkinrascal just failed when sent off favourite at Sandown last week and is looking to make amends but ANNUNCIATION made no mistake at Doncaster in March. He made all over 6f in soft ground and today's shorter trip won't inconvenience Richard Hannon's colt. Polski Max has every chance in his current form having made a winning reappearance at Pontefract and Hairy Rocket should improve on her recent return to action at Bath. Satsuma finished a length in front of Rhagori Aur when third at Thirsk last time but the front-running Lucky Beggar could prove best of the remainder dropping back to the minimum trip.
Smoothtalkinrascal (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Steadied and swiched right after start, held up towards rear on rail, headway on rails when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards and closed, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Riskit Fora Biskit (8-3) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Annunciation 6-1 (9-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right and ran on final furlong, won at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar beating Heaven's Guest (8-4) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Lady Ibrox 16-1 (8-12) Raced stands' side tracked leader until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 10l behind Melbourne Memories (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Lucky Beggar (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Led, ridden clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Garswood (9-0) at Newmarket 7f Listed Handicap (3yo) (1) gd in Apr.
Polski Max 11-4 (9-0) Made virtually all, clear over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, well in command when edged right in closing stages, easily, won at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr beating Flashlight (8-12) by 5l, 10 ran.
Top Boy 20-1 (9-2) Steadied and switched right after start, held up in rear, edged right well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 13, 4l behind Riskit Fora Biskit (8-3) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Hairy Rocket 5-1 (8-4) Off the pace towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway inside final furlong, never involved, 9th of 11, 5l behind Place In My Heart (9-0) at Bath 5f fll lst stks (1) gs in Apr.
Rhagori Aur 8-1 (8-11) Went left start, pushed along towards rear, ridden halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Mayfield Girl (8-9) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Satsuma 2-1fav (9-3) Close up, effort over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Mayfield Girl (8-9) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.