Hayley Cropper has won each of her last two starts for David Nicholls but those victories here and at Thirsk were in a claimer and a seller respectively and she may struggle to complete a hat-trick in the company of Majestic Myles and MAPPIN TIME, with the latter looking the one to beat. The selection was not disgraced when highly tried in a novice stakes race at Thirsk recently and judged by that run and his earlier victory in a Bath maiden, Tim Easterby's colt looks worth siding with. Ben Haslam's Azzurra Du Caprio looks to be going the right way, while Tom Dascombe's Coconut Ice has shown a consistent level of form and should be thereabouts again. Jeremy Glover's Sacrosanctus probably has too much weight for what he has achieved and of more interest may be Richard Fahey's lightly raced Majestic Myles. Mappin Time has an obvious chance though and he can give weight and a beating to his rivals.
Mappin Time (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) In rear, headway when not clear run on inside 2f out, not clear run and lost place just over 1f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Jamesway (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Jun.
Sacrosanctus 33-1 (9-2) Led, edged left and headed well over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 4l behind Jamesway (9-5) at Thirsk 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Jun.
Majestic Myles (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven and effort when not much room well over 1f out and inside final furlong, ridden and stayed on towards finish, just failed for 3rd, 4th of 5, 4l behind Bahceli (9-5) at York 5f 2yo nov stk (3) gf in May.
Coconut Ice 5-2 (8-5) Tracked leaders and pulled hard, short of room and hampered soon after start, in touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 1/4l behind Roodee Queen (8-6) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Azzurra Du Caprio (IRE) 6-4fav (8-12) With leader, pushed along and led 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in May beating Lady Del Sol (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Surely This Time (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Led, headed approaching 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Galtymore Lad (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Lady Platinum Club 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Idiom (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo fll mdn (4) gf in May.
Prophet In A Dream 66-1 (9-0) Held up, outpaced 3f out, struggling in rear after, last of 6, 12l behind Cape To Rio (8-11) at Windsor 5f 2yo stks (2) gd in May.
Roodee Queen 6-1 (8-6) Made all and keen, ridden inside final furlong, held on well, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun beating Sophie's Hero (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Hayley Cropper 11-4 (8-13) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon in command and edged left, comfortably, won at Thirsk 6f 2yo sll (4) gd in Jun beating Alhoni (8-4) by 1l, 12 ran.
Captain Dimitrios 6-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Hayley Cropper (8-13) at Thirsk 6f 2yo sll (4) gd in Jun.
Blind Stag (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Held up in touch, took keen hold, hanging right when clipped heels 2f out, beaten after, 7th of 8, 22l behind Hayley Cropper (8-6) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn clm (6) gd in Jun.