Tectonic didn't look very keen when second over 1m2f at Ayr last week but still finished a place in front of Lord Franklin and two ahead of Cherry Tree Hill. The trio meet on identical terms here. The three-year-olds Bonne Amie and Chrisnickdave should be monitored closely in the betting as both are relatively unexposed but MEGLIO ANCORA looks to be on a fair mark at present and, after a pipe-opener over hurdles last month, could be a decent bet to get back to winning ways here. Flipping went close at Musselburgh last month but is 2lb higher today.
Flipping 28-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, not much room and hampered 5f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Jebel Tara (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Cherry Tree Hill (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway entering final 2f, ridden and no impression final furlong, 4th of 11, 2l behind Barton Bounty (9-4) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Meglio Ancora 3-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, switched left, ran on, never nearer, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Monzino (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Tectonic (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Steadied start, soon towards rear, headway from over 2f out, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, carried head high and not quicken near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Barton Bounty (9-4) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Lord Franklin 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, slightly hampered over 3f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Barton Bounty (9-4) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Munaawib 14-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Super Duplex (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Conjuror's Bluff 66-1 (8-8) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 40l behind Sound Advice (9-6) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Imtithal (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, faded near finish, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Spavento (9-1) at Ayr 1m 1f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Bonne Amie (FR) 50-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 8l behind Stresa (8-11) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Firefly 33-1 (8-2) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 10, 9l behind Joyful Sound (8-5) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Chrisnickdave (FR) 66-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 4l behind Brooke's Bounty (9-5) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Wesleydale (IRE) 150-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 19l behind Stresa (8-11) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Carla Allegra 40-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always behind, 9th of 10, 36l behind Cara's Request (8-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Hello Gorgeous 7-1 (8-0) Held up mid-division, headway 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Al Thumama (8-9) at Hamilton 1m fll hcp (5) gd in May.