COUNT OF ANJOU is the selection with Tagseed and Streets Of War likely to test him. This seems to be the weaker of the two divisions and Richard Hannon's colt should set a decent standard, He did not do a lot wrong at Lingfield on the polytrack and compensation awaits. Tagseed was a little disappointing at Pontefract though has only seen the racecourse on two occasions thus far. Streets Of War stays further than this trip though has been accused of being none-too-resolute. Pirate's Song is tried in a tonguestrap first time out. He failed to build upon an eyecatching debut at Newmarket. Picnic Party was well held at Pontefract though the betting suggested that he is probably better than that line of form suggests. Count Of Anjou has most bases covered and can gain an overdue victory.
Billys Flyer (IRE) Sinndar gelding out of Beeper The Great.
Ettrick Mill 25-1 (9-3) Disputed lead 1f, chased winner until 3f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 7, 30l behind Oneofapear (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Tagseed (IRE) 9-4fav (9-11) In touch, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon chased winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Bated Breath (9-0) at Pontefract 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Rowan Light 66-1 (9-6) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and one pace over 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 12l behind Hidden Fire (8-7) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Count Of Anjou (USA) 4-1 (8-12) Went, left start, soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Faithful One (8-7) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Lordsbury Pride (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Green in rear, lost touch and detatched after 2f, last of 10, 21l behind Island Rhapsody (8-12) at Kempton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Pirate's Song 8-1 (9-3) Slowly in to stride, soon in touch, ridden and effort on inside over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Bellini Rose (8-12) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Streets Of War (USA) 2-1fav (8-12) Led main group, closed on clear leader well over 2f out, led 2f out, pushed 2 lengths clear 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, caught last strides, 2nd of 12, hd behind Hidden Fire (8-7) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Tigers Charm 150-1 (9-0) Raced standside, started slowly, always behind, 9th of 13, 26l behind The Confessor (9-0) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) gs.
Whispering Ridge 66-1 (9-2) Always behind, last of 13, 49l behind Victory Ide Say (9-2) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Alice Cullen 11-1 (9-0) In rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Flighty Frances (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Picnic Party 9-4fav (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Maid In Heaven (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo fll mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Rose Aurora 20-1 (8-12) Led, headed approaching 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 17l behind Forest Crown (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Zelos Spirit 33-1 (8-5) Held up, never near leaders, 8th of 11, 16l behind Horseradish (8-11) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.