Monte Pattino found one too good here last time and we will take him on with SHY who is preferred to Rare Ruby. Monte Pattino won an apprentice handicap in good style but he then was a beaten favourite here last month when he chased home Zefooha. He should be good enough to make the frame but we prefer the claims of Shy. Peter Winkworth's filly made a really pleasing return to action at Bath last month when she finished second behind Where's Susie. She had been off the track for 228-days prior to that so she should come on for the run and she races here off what could be a very fair mark. Rare Ruby ran well on her return from a break over 2m here last time when she chased home Caoba. She is dropped in trip which will not be a problem and she can go well. Clive Cox has his string in good form so Murcar, who won well at Newbury last month, is another to consider. But Shy looks a nice filly and she gets our vote.
Murcar 2-1fav (8-13) Mid-division, led 2f out, went clear inside final furlong, eased near finish, won at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Drum Major (9-2) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Soundbyte 7-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, weakened over 3f out, eased over 1f out, 12th of 13, well behind Kayf Aramis (9-6) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Shy 11-4fav (9-4) Led, pressed 2f out, kept on until headed over 1f out, no chance with winner final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Where's Susie (8-8) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Ovthenight (IRE) 9-2 (10-3) Tracked leader, ridden and led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Grand Art (10-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f (5) gf in May.
Wabbraan (USA) 15-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Corriolanus (8-1) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gs in May.
Monte Pattino (USA) 4-1fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Zefooha (9-1) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Rare Ruby (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Led for 1f, chased leaders, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Caoba (9-1) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Royal Premier (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, outpaced over 5f out, no danger after, 6th of 11, 14l behind Gifted Leader (9-4) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.