It's difficult to make a strong case for many of these as Flaming Telegraph was tailed off on her debut at Thirsk and Barnacre likewise over C&D last month. Vital Merlin looked very slow at Chepstow in May while Angel Cake has had plenty of chances and is only a plater. Cellist is sure to be backed, however, following Thursday's fourth at Yarmouth and he should stay the extra but CARD SWEEP has been taking on better company and may well be good enough to open his account in this modest heat.
Flaming Telepath 100-1 (9-6) Dwelt and swerved badly left start, detatched in rear, never a factor, 10th of 12, well behind Countess Ferrama (8-4) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Barnacre 50-1 (8-13) Last pair, pushed along 5f out, some headway on inside 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 9, 22l behind Savida (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun.
Card Sweep 50-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 10, 19l behind Shantaram (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Cellist 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leader until 3f out, one pace in 4th, 4th of 9, 11l behind Educate (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Vital Merlin 50-1 (9-1) Went left and slowly into stride, always well behind, 7th of 10, 34l behind Autumn Fire (8-10) at Chepstow 1m mdn auc stks (5) gd in May.
Angel Cake (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) In rear, headway 2f out, stayed on to modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Zowaina (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.