Dragon Mountain should do better dropping back down in class and trip today on his third start for new connections. Maulesden May and stablemate Corton Lad also drop down in distance with the former preferred off his current mark while X Rated won off a higher mark at Haydock last year but hasn’t raced since October. GUVENOR’S CHOICE has little chance behind Clayton, rated 96, on his return from a lay-off in a claimer at Redcar. But he ran well in third and, having his second outing after wind surgery with Danny Tudhope taking over the reins, is fancied to make a winning start for Marjorie Fife’s yard.
Dragon Mountain 11-1 (8-6) Tracked winner until pushed along 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 15 1/2l behind Claire Underwood (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp (3) gd in May.
Guvenor's Choice (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, kept on same pace approaching final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Clayton (9-12) at Redcar 1m 2f stks (5) gf in May.
Corton Lad 16-1 (9-11) Led until over 3f out, rallied over 2f out, weakened over 1 fout, 10th of 11, 11 3/4l behind Sioux Frontier (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp (5) gf in May.
Maulesden May (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2l behind Apterix (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in May.
X Rated (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Towards rear on outside, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, went never dangerous 4th towards finish, 4th of 11, 11 1/4l behind Firlinfeu (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Can Can Sixty Two 22-1 (10-5) Keen tracked leaders, pushed along 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 6, 28 1/4l behind Liva (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m (2) gd in Dec.
Remmy D (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, plugged on late, never threatened, 7th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Perceived (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Apr.