Rod Millman has won this twice in recent years so Master Carpenter has to be greatly respected. A debut winner at Leicester, he stepped up in grade to finish a good third behind Anticipated and Justice Day at Ascot and this extra furlong is in his favour. The winner's trainer, Richard Hannon, is represented by MALACHIM MIST, behind Justice Day on his Newbury debut but much improved when making all at Goodwood. He's a nice prospect and looks the one to be on. Sleepy Joe made a bright start on fast ground at Leicester and it's never a problem to ignore a poor run at Chester though he did finish a long way behind Intense Feeling. Fire Fighting, from the first crop of Irish Derby winner Soldier Of Fortune out of a winning miler, is one to note for the future.
Lendal Bridge 18-1 (8-12) Prominent, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Suzi's Connoisseur (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Malachim Mist (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Made all, driven over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Lanark (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Master Carpenter (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Set steady pace until headed halfway, soon ridden and kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Anticipated (9-1) at Ascot 5f 2yo stks (2) gd.
Scargill 2-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Diamond Lady (8-6) at Bath 5f 2yo sll (6) fm.
Sleepy Joe (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, pushed along and outpaced halfway, soon struggling, 10th of 12, 15l behind Quatuor (8-7) at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) gf.
Fire Fighting (IRE) Soldier Of Fortune colt out of Savoie.
Intense Feeling (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish and closed on 2nd, never any chance with easy winner, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Quatuor (8-7) at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) gf.
Barbara Elizabeth Sir Percy filly out of Fair View.