MATTMU has gone close in both outings to date with a second to Northgate Lad at Beverley his latest effort. Tim Easterby's charge has yet to race on fast ground but the surface conditions may change in his favour if the forecast rain arrives and he can get off the mark. Robben should have improved from his debut at Hamilton and can figure while a trio of newcomers represent powerful northern yards. Twin Turbo and Don Ricardo are included in that group but Likely is the most interesting having been purchased at the sales in Ireland only last month for £340,000.
Don Ricardo (IRE) Acclamation colt out of City Dancer.
Mattmu 5-4fav (9-5) Dwelt close up, ridden halfway, headway and switched left over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Northgate Lad (9-5) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) hvy.
Ocean Sheridan (IRE) Starspangledbanner colt out of Endless Night.
Robben 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, outpaced in last pair, pushed along halfway, switched right and kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 7, 6l behind Billyoakes (9-5) at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Twin Turbo (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Scarlet O'hara.
Lady Desire (IRE) Lookin At Lucky filly out of Princess Desire.
Likely (GER) Exceed And Excel filly out of La Pilaya.
Miss Mullberry Kodiac filly out of Chaenomeles.
Toni's A Star 66-1 (9-0) Went badly right start, outpaced, 9th of 11, 17l behind Ballymore Castle (9-5) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (3) sft.
Come On Galey Arabian Gleam gelding out of Magical Flute.