This looks a contest well worthy of close scrutiny with a host of interesting two-year-olds lining up. The vote is awarded to SMOOTHTALKINRASCAL courtesy of a fine racecourse debut when second to Englishman at Newbury for Brian Meehan whose juveniles inevitably improve for first outings. Sutton Sid's polytrack second to Lady Phill looks all the better after Bill Turner's filly scored again at Newbury a matter of days ago whilst Party Royal was noted finishing to good effect first time up behind Fat Gary at Chester. The pot is further seasoned by the introduction of the latest newcomer from the Hannon juvenile battalions in Ceelo, plus a couple of really interesting raiders from top northern yards in Wrightington and Setfiretotherain.
Ceelo Green Desert colt out of Mindsharp.
Dream Ally (IRE) Oasis Dream colt out of Alexander Alliance.
Forray 5-1 (9-3) Led, raced wide, headed over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Lastchancelucas (8-10) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) hvy.
Ouzinkie (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 11, 11l behind Yes Two (9-3) at Doncaster 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Party Royal 5-1 (9-3) Went right start pushed along in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Fat Gary (9-3) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (3) sft.
Royal Jenray 100-1 (9-3) Chased leaders until 2f out, last of 10, 19l behind Lastchancelucas (8-10) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) hvy.
Setfiretotherain Compton Place colt out of Tembladora.
Smoothtalkinrascal (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Englishman (9-3) at Newbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Apr.
Sutton Sid 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, went 2nd post, never going pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Lady Phill (8-5) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Wrightington Dutch Art gelding out of Arculinge.
Lincolnrose (IRE) Verglas filly out of Imelda.