Sophisticated Heir just held on from WOODACRE to score at Beverley last time. But the latter found his way blocked at a crucial time in the race and can take his revenge with a clear run. Truancy continued his good progress with a win over track and trip to land a hat-trick. He's up a further 6lb and may get taken on for the lead in this by recent Newmarket runner-up Master Of Finance. Ty Gwr and Ambleside make their belated seasonal debuts but both are worth noting for any significant support in the betting.
San Cassiano (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Led early, soon tracking leader, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Awake My Soul (10-0) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Ty Gwr 5-4fav (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out on bit, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Dark Ruler (10-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Midfield, lost place before halfway, headway over 1f out, soon chasing winner, kept on well final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Awake My Soul (10-0) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Northern Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 40l behind Top Diktat (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Sophisticated Heir (IRE) 3-1fav (9-9) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Woodacre (9-4) by shd, 8 ran.
Master Of Finance (IRE) 5-2fav (8-5) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Clon Brulee (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Ambleside 7-4 (9-4) Dwelt, tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 5, hd behind Dolphin Village (8-8) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug '13.
Woodacre 3-1fav (9-4) Slowly away, pushed along and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, shd behind Sophisticated Heir (9-9) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Stormardal (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 14l behind Tall Ship (8-6) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Artful Prince 6-1 (9-6) Keen tracked leader until 4f, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 25l behind Gothic (9-4) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp (4) sft.
Eeny Mac (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Chased leader early, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Doc Hay (9-10) at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gd.
Truancy (IRE) 13-8fav (9-2) With leader and keen, led well over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, held on well towards finish, won at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Stanarley Pic (8-12) by 1l, 4 ran.
Maybeme 5-1 (9-5) In rear and outpaced, 8th of 9, 13l behind Zeus Magic (10-0) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.