It was soft ground when Taurus Twins won at Chepstow last week with Monsieur Jamie back in third. It was also testing going when Harrogate Fair finished ahead of Exotic Guest when third at Newcastle last time. Sir Geofffrey and Tyfos can race off lower marks on Turf and the latter was placed at Catterick recently, but the token vote goes to POINT NORTH. He's been running well on the all-weather without success and scored at the track at this time last year. Eland Ally and Angel Way may prove best of those returning to action.
Rylee Mooch 17-2 (8-13) Behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 10l behind Top Boy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Monsieur Jamie 7-2fav (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Taurus Twins (8-11) at Chepstow 5f (5) sft.
Triple Dream 20-1 (8-12) Quickly away, soon steadied off the pace in 5th, pushed along halfway, plugged on same pace and no impression final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Breccbennach (8-11) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Angel Way (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased leader until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Excellent Jem (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Eland Ally 9-1 (9-10) Hampered soon after start, mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Thatcherite (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Rock On Candy 10-1 (9-4) Led to halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened last 50 yards, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Keep It Dark (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Taurus Twins 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, led halfway, headed over 1f out, soon ridden, rallied inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Chepstow 5f (5) sft beating Solemn (8-11) by shd, 8 ran.
Oscars Journey 6-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Bosham (8-8) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Point North (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Go Far (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Tyfos 8-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Boxing Shadows (8-11) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 13, 5l behind Steel Rain (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Beacon Tarn 4-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 2f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Heartsong (8-10) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Comptonspirit 18-1 (8-12) Raced in 4th and off the pace, ridden and no impression halfway, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, never near winner, 5th of 7, 8l behind Crimson Queen (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.
Cardinal 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 13, 10l behind Discussiontofollow (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind Ruby's Day (8-13) at Ripon 5f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Exotic Guest 20-1 (9-2) Awkward leaving stalls and slowly away, well off the pace in rear, headway far side under pressure over 1f out, kept on into 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Fleurtille (8-8) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Harrogate Fair 10-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, one pace into 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Fleurtille (8-8) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.