HAKUNA MATATA has now won two of only seven starts on the Flat having scored at Carlisle last time. Brian Ellison's charge is the least exposed of these and could follow-up off only a 3lb higher mark. Three time C&D winner Master Of Dance hasn't raced since February but is on a winning mark and beat today's rival Seldom here last September. The latter went close at Pontefract last week with Talent Scout behind and should be thereabouts. Woteva scored in soft ground over track and trip before running a shocker at Beverley and Le Chat D'Or had been in good form before his recent below par effort behind the selection.
Hakuna Matata 8-1 (9-4) Ridden along in last, headway on outside over 2f out, edged right and led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Carlisle 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Silly Gilly (8-13) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 20l behind Honey Of A Kitten (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Feb.
Woteva 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders to over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 19l behind Eeny Mac (8-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Triple Eight (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Led until over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 20, 13l behind Alfred Hutchinson (8-11) at York 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Le Chat D'or 4-1fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 11l behind Hakuna Matata (9-4) at Carlisle 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Seldom (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) In touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, soon every chance, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 11, hd behind Woolston Ferry (8-11) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Khandaq (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 15th of 18, 19l behind Searing Heat (9-1) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Talent Scout (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) Pulled hard in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2l behind Woolston Ferry (8-11) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Eastward Ho 20-1 (8-13) Chased leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 8l behind Toymaker (9-4) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Mangham (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Started slowly, always in rear, 7th of 8, 12l behind Copperwood (8-13) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Iceblast 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 11l behind Secret City (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Monthly Medal 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, hung left over 1f out, no impression, 16th of 19, 7l behind Half A Crown (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Nov.
Beautiful Day 13-5fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Mia Madonna (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (5) gf in May.
King Pin 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 8, 6l behind Benandonner (9-8) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (6) gf in May.
Myraid 25-1 (7-11) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 14l behind Eeny Mac (8-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Dolly Royal (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Held up behind, pushed along and in rear from over 5f out, never dangerous, last of 11, 45l behind Idealism (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.