Kevin Ryan has won the last two so Mercury, who is related to a host of winners, has to be respected on his debut. Third Time Lucky made a promising start when favourite at Newcastle and like Hamilton runner-up Gurkha Friend and the progressive Fingal's Cave will know much more here and has to be respected. Toocoolforschool will need to do better than he showed at Nottingham and in a tricky race the vote goes to VALLEY OF FIRE. He has a pedigree full of pace being a half-brother to five juvenile winners and out of a mare who won over the minimum trip as a two-year-old. Must Have is a newcomer to note in the betting.
Fingal's Cave (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung right and every chance over 1f out, no impression final 150 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Markaz (9-5) at Ascot 6f 2yo mdn (3) gf.
Gurkha Friend 18-1 (9-5) In touch in rear, headway to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Enlace (9-0) at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Mercury Showcasing colt out of Miss Rimex.
Mister York 100-1 (8-9) Towards rear and pushed along, stayed on from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Gerry The Glover (8-13) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Must Have (FR) Le Havre gelding out of Belle Et Brave.
Phoenix Storm (IRE) Zebedee colt out of Dabtiyra.
Pumaflor (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Dwelt and hampered start always in rear, last of 10, 25l behind Medrano (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Third Time Lucky (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Great Park (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Toocoolforschool (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 3f out, one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Inniscastle Lad (9-5) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Valley of Fire Firebreak colt out of Charlie Girl.