TAROOQ has been in decent form in better company of late and it could be his turn today as he drops in class. Barney McGrew just got the better of West Leake Hare at Ayr last month and the latter had beaten Kung Hei Fat Choy and Our Boy Jack at Catterick before that. Evanescent has a chance off his current mark and President Lincoln is worth a second glance in the betting on his first start since April.
Tarrsille (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Raced far side, always behind, 14th of 20, 13l behind Clear Spring (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.
President Lincoln (USA) 17-2 (8-1) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 13, 6l behind Maverik (9-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Tarooq (USA) 11-2 (8-6) Raced centre, chased leaders, driven and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final fulong, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Gramercy (8-13) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Barney McGrew (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway towards far side 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance 1f out, kept on same pace, inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Green Howard (9-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
West Leake Hare (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 12l behind Big Johnny D (9-2) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Our Boy Jack (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Led narrowly, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Green Howard (9-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Eurystheus (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up, soon in touch, pushed along over 3f out, soon beaten, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 13l behind Hanseatic (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Comrade Bond 7-1 (9-9) Prominent, ridden 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Excuse To Linger (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Steel Stockholder 20-1 (9-3) With leader, ridden inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 10l behind Green Howard (9-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 18-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 11l behind Alejandro (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Sardanapalus 13-2 (9-8) Mid-division, pushed along 5f out, plugged on final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 10, 7l behind Skyfire (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Evanescent (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Tracked winner, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Destination Aim (9-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mutafaakir (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Led centre group and overall leader, hard pressed from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Who's Shirl (9-5) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Celtic Sixpence (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Close up, headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Showboating (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Half A Crown (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Raced towards far side, fly leapt start, always in rear, 9th of 12, 13l behind Clubland (8-13) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Blue Maisey 7-2fav (9-4) Slow into stride raced wide held up, headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Destination Aim (9-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.