IDYLLIC STAR finally opened his account when dropped back to a mile at Hamilton and storming clear in an apprentices race. He escapes a penalty for that success and Keith Dalgleish's charge can go in again. Stablemate Burnwynd Boy is not out of this either while Whispered Times is another to consider as he finished ahead of Cyflymder at Beverley before going close in a blanket finish at Thirsk last time. He makes more appeal than the inconsistent pair Rasselas and Lees Anthem.
Cyflymder (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Went right start, chased leaders, edged left over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Verse Of Love (10-2) at Chester 1m ldy hcp (4) gf.
Whispered Times (USA) 4-1fav (9-8) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 4th of 11, 1/2l behind Just Paul (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Rasselas (IRE) 7-2fav (9-8) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 10th of 13, 8l behind Just The Tonic (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Prince Of Vasa (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, 13l behind Strong Man (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 7l behind Ingenti (9-0) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Burnwynd Boy 9-2 (9-8) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Goninodaethat (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Idyllic Star (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) With leader, led going well over 3f out, ridden clear final furlong, ran on well, won at Hamilton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Triskaidekaphobia (8-9) by 8l, 8 ran.
Lees Anthem 20-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Just The Tonic (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Royal Caper 9-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Aeronwyn Bryn (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Berbice (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Dwelt, behind, headway when hampered over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 9l behind Goninodaethat (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.