EPITHET has the best form of those with experience having finished in the money over track and trip on his introduction. He should have the beating of Yorkshire Dales and Big McIntosh on that evidence and looks a safer bet than the newcomers. The latter group includes the half-brother to three winners, British Art, while Indelible Ink is related to a Group 3 winner. Maftoon and Duke Of North are other debutants to note in the betting.
Big McIntosh (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Doc Charm (9-5) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
British Art 6-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, ran green and outpaced towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 8, 12l behind Firgrove Bridge (9-5) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Duke Of North (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of Althea Rose.
Emperors Warrior (IRE) Thewayyouare colt out of World Sprint.
Epithet 6-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Peacock (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Fanciful Angel (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Fanciful Dancer.
Gea And Tea Captain Gerrard colt out of Lilac Dreams.
Guiding Light (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Venus Rising.
Indelible Ink (IRE) Invincible Spirit gelding out of Serres.
Maftoon (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Chincoteague.
Mr Shekells 20-1 (9-5) Edgy in stalls, chased leaders, ridden halfway, went 3rd 4f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Jersey Bull (9-2) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Senor Firecracker (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Miss Eze.
Sky Steps (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away outpaced, last of 14, 25l behind Elite Gardens (9-0) at Newmarket 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in May.
Yorkshire Dales (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Ustinov (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
What A Party (IRE) Windsor Knot filly out of Tarziyma.