To call Sir Michael Stoute an infrequent visitor to Redcar would be to put it mildly so the arrival of INDELIBLE INK in the opener causes a raised eyebrow or two. The son of Invisible Spirit didn't perform at all badly in the Newmarket maiden won by Epithet, staying on at one pace to come home sixth of 12. The seventh, Guiding Light, has won since so the form looks pretty solid in the context of this contest. Pensax Boy ran really well when unfancied on debut behind the heavily-punted Freight Train at Doncaster and should benefit from that experience whilst Spring Offensive shaped quite nicely first time up too. Al Rayyan was beaten a very long way on debut behind the high-class The Wow Signal but is presumably better than that.
Al Rayyan (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leader, pushed along halfway, soon ridden, lost 2nd over 2f out, outpaced 2f out, no chance after, 4th of 5, 26l behind The Wow Signal (9-5) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in May.
Baron Spikey (IRE) Lord Shanakill colt out of Sharp Diversion.
Bread Alfred Nobel colt out of Sweet Power.
Cheeky Chapman 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 10l behind Fendale (9-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Dew Pond Motivator colt out of Rutland Water.
Indelible Ink (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace and no impression, 6th of 12, 9l behind Epithet (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Pensax Boy 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Freight Train (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Poet Mark (IRE) Vale Of York gelding out of Attanagh.
Sovereign Bounty 33-1 (9-5) Soon outpaced, never a factor, last of 7, 35l behind George Bowen (9-5) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Spring Offensive (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up behind leaders, ridden and ran green over 2f out, effort 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, improve, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Surewecan (9-5) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Forgiving Glance 10-1 (9-0) Tracked winner until halfway, outpaced over 2f out, 4th of 5, 17l behind Spindle (9-0) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Jun.
Molly Approve (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Slowwly away, always behind, last of 9, 8l behind Assault On Rome (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Our Kylie (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) With winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on and held inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Special Venture (9-1) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.