Jamaican Bolt easily beat a subsequent winner at Southwell last month and doesn't look badly treated on his handicap debut but a high draw has been largely beneficial in sprint races on the Knavesmire so far this week so we are taking MR OPTIMISTIC to add to wins already this year at Wolverhampton and Haydock. Richard Fahey's gelding has only been put up 3lb for his latest success and Paul Hanagan takes over the reins here. Gottcher looks to be improving while it would be no surprise to see Eland Ally run well on his reappearance off a low weight. Diamond Vine is a speedy sort and beat the consistent Millyluvstoboogie at Bath in October - he may be best of the rest.
Barnet Fair 2-1fav (9-4) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating Palais Glide (9-2) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Swiss Dream 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, soon outpaced, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Quality Art (8-11) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mr Optimistic 8-1 (8-9) Close up, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr beating Defence Council (8-11) by hd, 13 ran.
Berberana (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) With leaders, pushed along over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Azzurra Du Caprio (9-0) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
Sacrosanctus 8-1 (9-0) Raced on stands rail, slowly into stride, in touch and driven halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 13, 8l behind Mr Optimistic (8-9) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden, lost place and switched right over 2f out, no impression after, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Shesastar (8-1) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Nov.
Apace (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Raced near side center, led this group, merged with far side 3f out, chased leaders, weakened 2f out, last of 20, 24l behind Masaya (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls auc (2) sft in Oct.
Jamaican Bolt (IRE) 2-11fav (9-3) Went left start, headway to lead halfway, ridden over 1f out, pushed out, readily, won at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Apr beating Beautiful Day (9-3) by 4l, 7 ran.
Defence Council (IRE) 10-3fav (8-11) In touch, pushed along 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 7, 9l behind Azzurra Du Caprio (9-0) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
Captain Kolo (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 5l behind Mr Optimistic (8-9) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Millyluvstobouggie 15-8 (8-13) Tracked leaders, disputed 2nd from 2f out, hampered entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Lord Avon (9-4) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Apr.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 3l behind Another Wise Kid (9-4) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Gottcher 7-2 (9-3) Made all, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, ran on well, pushed out, won at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Lady Mango (8-12) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Style And Panache (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, 12th of 13, 13l behind Mr Optimistic (8-9) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Oh So Kool 7-4fav (8-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, won at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan beating Close To The Edge (8-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Thirteen Shivers 15-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Close To The Edge (8-8) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Manoori (IRE) 4-6fav (8-12) Chased leaders, led approaching final furlong, soon clear, eased towards finish, easily, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Gunalt Joy (8-9) by 5l, 13 ran.
Mandy's Hero 9-4 (9-7) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Barnet Fair (9-4) at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Eland Ally 9-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and edged slightly right from 1f out, headed final 50 yards, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Soweto Star (8-12) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
Bellemere 50-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, pushed along and bumped over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 23l behind Alben Star (9-0) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.