Richard Fahey's in blistering form at the moment, and his only representative at the meeting is MR FREDDY who carries our support, being marginally preferred to Royal Executioner and Veroon. Mr Freddy dead-heated last time out, when finishing really well in a stiff headwind at Beverley. He's a progressive sort,a dn although this is a step up in grade, he should be comfortable in this sort of company. He's got plenty in hand at the weights with top-rated Royal Executioner, and Jamie Moriarty will hotfoot it down from Redcar for his only ride of the night. Royal Execution's having a good season, with two places and a win in three runs, but all have been on the all-weather. Veroon is the only other runner to have won over this trip, and that was last time out when given a soft lead in a maiden. A previous runner up in handicap company with headgear on, that's not been put back on, but there may be some improvement to come. However our preference here is for Mr Freddy.
Royal Executioner (USA) 7-2 (8-13) In touch, ridden and switched left over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Dalradian (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Lastroarofdtiger (USA) 20-1 (8-10) Keen, tracking leaders, chased leader over 1f out, led soon after, headed close home, 5th of 11, 3/4l behind Dalradian (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Veroon (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Made all, driven inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf beating Cabernet Sauvignon (9-3) by nk, 5 ran.
Captainrisk (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Held up, ridden and headway when not much room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Beautiful Breeze (9-2) at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Mr Freddy (IRE) 13-8fav (9-1) Held up, ridden along and headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong to join leader post, won at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May deadheating with Aldaado (8-13), 13 ran.
Hey Up Dad 17-2 (8-10) Held up behind leaders, effort 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 14l behind Akmal (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Hypnotic Gaze (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 13, 5l behind Cornish Castle (8-12) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.