Michael Dods won this last year and his newcomer Ramsbottom is bred to be speedy, though the yard is in the doldrums at present. Karl Burke’s two-year-olds have yet to really hit form but his juveniles have a good strike-rate here and Barasti Dancer is a half-brother to seven winners. Eljayeff is another debutant to note while Lorton stayed on late at Thirsk and Rockin Roy found only one too good at Ripon after winning at Beverley and might enjoy the return to a stiffer track. YOUSINI ran green at Hamilton but still picked up nicely to score. There is more to come and he can defy his penalty.
Yousini 9-4jfav (8-13) Slowly into stride, green, chased leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Hamilton 5f stks (4) gf in May beating Port of Leith (9-2) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Rockin Roy (IRE) 5-4fav (9-6) Stumbled start, held up in touch, ridden and went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Life of Riley (9-2) at Ripon 5f stks (5) gf in May.
Eljayeff (IRE) Bungle Inthejungle colt out of Amazing Win.
Ramsbottom Mazameer colt out of Rivalry.
Arletta Star Bated Breath filly out of Winifred Jo.
Lorton 16-1 (8-11) Behind, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Fastman (9-2) at Thirsk 5f stks (5) gf in May.
Spirit Of Opal Swiss Spirit filly out of Dark Opal.
Barasti Dancer (IRE) Helmet colt out of My Girl Lisa.