Rock Supreme, runner-up at Redcar on his introduction, arguably brings the best form into this opener though Marching On will almost certainly improve on his debut third at Musselburgh. Ventura Spirit was fourth on his debut over 6f here last month and looks the pick of Richard Fahey's two runners, while Saffa Hill and Thirkleby should progress with experience but a couple of newcomers catch the eye here on breeding. Surfer's full brother Baffled won on his debut as a juvenile but we prefer the filly ALIANTE. Mark Johnston has won this twice with debutants in recent years and his daughter of Sir Percy, related to a host of useful middle-distance performers, arguably has more scope than any of today's rivals.
Daddy Warbucks (IRE) Multiplex gelding out of Skerries.
I'll Be Good 14-1 (9-3) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, hung left from over 1f out, soon ridden, never on terms, 6th of 9, 7l behind Kool Henry (9-3) at Newcastle 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jun.
Knight Express 22-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 12l behind Bop It (9-3) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
La Taniere 12-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, soon behind, 9th of 11, 23l behind Shamaal Nibras (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Marching On (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Prominent, led after 1f, hung left off bend turning for home 4f out, ridden over 3f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Sound Advice (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Ptolemaic 9-2 (8-13) Dwelt and veered badly right, in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 4th of 8, 7l behind La Salida (8-4) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Jun.
Rock Supreme (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and hung left over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Red Duke (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Saffa Hill (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Towards rear, some headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 10l behind Elkhart (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
Surfer (USA) Distorted Humor colt out of Surf Club.
Thirkleby (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, driven after 2f, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 8l behind Ladykin (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Ventura Spirit 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Swiss Spirit (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Jun.
Aliante Sir Percy filly out of Alexandrine.
Margo Channing 50-1 (9-0) Outpaced after 2f, kept on approaching final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 10, 20l behind My Propeller (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Jun.