Aside from a below-par effort on soft ground earlier this month, Goal has been holding his form well and scored at Wolverhampton last week. He looks likely to go close again despite a penalty, while Dr Red Eye also has to come into the reckoning dropping back to a more suitable trip. However, a chance is taken that a drop in grade and first-time blinkers will hand the initiative to CARROWBEG, who wasn't beaten far when fifth in better company over C&D last time. Save The Bees won a lesser contest here recently but is open to further improvement and could figure.
Carrowbeg (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked winner, ridden over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Unknown Rebel (8-6) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Goal (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, in command towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Kyle Of Bute (9-8) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Dr Red Eye 10-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 7, 12l behind Set To Music (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gs.
Reason To Believe (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Reared start, towards rear on outer, effort and some headway over 2f out, one pace, 9th of 13, 12l behind Hernando Torres (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Save The Bees 14-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, won at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Phair Winter (8-4) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Sabratha (IRE) 17-2 (9-0) Steadied start, took keen hold in last pair, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 8, 9l behind Regimental (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Cuckney Bear 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 14l behind Formal Demand (9-3) at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Cat Island 11-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, eased final furlong, 8th of 9, 34l behind Bahia Emerald (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.