ART OFFICIAL failed to land the odds over 6f at Salisbury last time. But he was beaten less than a length in better company and the runner-up has won since. The Hannon colt gets the nod in this ahead of Gilbey's Mate, who will also be winning soon on the evidence of his debut fifth over today's trip at Newmarket. Lady Red Oak is another with claims on her second at Haydock as a winner has already come out of the race and Sartori had shown some promise before a poor run at Sandown.
Art Official (IRE) 4-6fav (9-5) Led, ridden and veered sharply left over 1f out, headed and lost 3 places towards finish, 4th of 15, 1/2l behind Intermath (9-5) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (2) gf in Jun.
Basil Berry 100-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 10th of 13, 9l behind Outstrip (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Fair Flutter (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Slowly away in rear, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Centre Haafhd (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Gilbey's Mate 28-1 (9-5) Held up, headway approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reached leaders, 5th of 13, 4l behind Outstrip (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Greed Is Good 16-1 (9-5) Slowly away, soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 9l behind Rufford (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Jun.
Half Way 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 10th of 13, 8l behind Rizal Park (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Mariners Moon (IRE) Mount Nelson colt out of Dusty Moon.
Sartori 9-2 (8-13) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Honey Meadow (8-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Chriselliam (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 14l behind Red Lady (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in May.
Lady Red Oak 66-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, steadied start, held up in rear, headway near side over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Autumn Lily (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jun.
Miss Tweedy 100-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 15, 9l behind Gold Top (9-0) at Newbury 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jun.