Mick Easterby has been responsible for the last two winners of this three-year-old sprint and has another live candidate this term in the shape of TOWBEE. He may have had the best of the draw at Beverley last time and carries a penalty here but is clearly much improved on Turf and could be a bit better than his current handicap mark. Another penalised runner, Windsor scorer Tioman Pearl, appears to have found his best trip but has quicker conditions to deal with here. Sky Crossing has plenty of pace and should be suited by the drop to 5f while Master Bond and Chooseday were second and third behind Rusty Rocket at Haydock and there should be little between them today on the revised terms. Morocco Moon and Lupin Pooter are lightly raced while Shirley Teasdale takes 7lb off Come On Dave and he may be the pick of the remainder.
Master Bond 3-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, pressed entering final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 7, nk behind Rusty Rocket (9-2) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Chooseday (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Dwelt in touch in rear, headway over 1f out, soon hung left in behind leading pair and not clear run, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Rusty Rocket (9-2) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Jinker Noble 6-1 (9-7) Pulled hard, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Bartolomeu (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Tip Top Gorgeous (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Went right start, held up, edged left and kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 7th of 13, 3l behind Rusty Rocket (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Wicked Wench 11-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to chase leader, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, no chance with leading duo final furlong, dropped to 4th towards finish, 4th of 6, 12l behind Ballesteros (9-1) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) hvy in Apr.
Annie Beach (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Chased leader, led over 1f out, driven clear, ran on well, won at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Oct beating Untold Melody (8-12) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Tioman Pearl 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, forged clear final furlong, eased near finish, comfortable, won at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Courtland Avenue (9-7) by 5l, 6 ran.
Sky Crossing 3-1fav (9-0) Led until over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 14l behind Fairway To Heaven (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gs.
Towbee 2-1fav (9-1) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Ashpan Sam (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Kylesku (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Always behind, 9th of 10, 18l behind Towbee (9-1) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Bogini (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Felina (8-11) at Cork 5f 2yo stk in Oct.
Dreaming Of Rubies 13-2 (8-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, held on, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn fll (5) pol in Mar beating Nevaeh (8-9) by nk, 10 ran.
Fayr Fall (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 15l behind Joshua The First (9-2) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Nearly A Gift (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, keen hold, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 27l behind Fairway To Heaven (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gs.
Morocco Moon 11-4 (9-1) Keen led, ran wide bend 2f out, soon headed, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Dishy Guru (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Come On Dave (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Broke smartly, raced center, led and soon clear, ridden and hung right to stand side from halfway, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Rusty Rocket (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Lupin Pooter 6-4fav (8-10) Prominent, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun beating First Fast Now (8-9) by nk, 6 ran.
Middleton Flyer (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Towbee (9-1) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Homeward Strut 16-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Bartolomeu (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Held up, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Lord Buffhead (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.