VIVA VERGLAS showed a big improvement when fourth at Thirsk last time, finishing three lengths ahead of the re-opposing Pavers Bounty. David Barron's colt can open his account with further progress likely. The Dukkerer and Red House have some catching up to do to match the selection so one of the newcomers could prove a bigger threat. Of those, Chuckamental is the first foal of a 5f winner and makes more appeal than Go Jamesway.
Chuckamental Captain Marvelous colt out of Stoneacre Sarah.
Go Jamesway Royal Applause colt out of Tatbeeq.
Pavers Bounty 100-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge when hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Love In The Desert (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Red House 10-1 (9-5) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, no impression, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Umneyati (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Viva Verglas (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2l behind Love In The Desert (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Baileys Celebrate 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 21l behind Corncockle (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (4) gd in May.
The Dukkerer (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, unable to get on terms, 5th of 9, 6l behind Classical Diva (8-2) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.