Inheritor stepped up on his debut effort when chasing home Fastnet Storm at Beverley last month and has to be respected on that effort but Bryan Smart's colt is far from certain to handle the more testing conditions today and a better bet looks to be Solo Attempt, who gets the vote with Veronicas Boy rated the pick of the remainder. The selection races on a soft surface for the first time today, having run well on the Polytrack on his two previous starts but Marco Botti's colt is by soft ground influence Anabaa so he should not mind the conditions and he looks worth chancing. Richard Fahey's Digger Derek showed some promise on his debut over course and distance but is not certain to go on the ground so may be best watched, while Little Tokyo was well held on soft ground at Carlisle last time. Veronicas Boy opened his account on good to soft ground in a Hamilton maiden at the beginning of May but he only faced three rivals that day and has not reproduced a similar level of form since then so preference is for Solo Attempt in the hope that he handles the cut in the ground.
Veronicas Boy 17-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Johnmanderville (8-9) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp (5) gd.
Dark Oasis 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, reminders halfway, never troubled leaders, 7th of 12, 17l behind Liturgical (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Inheritor (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) In touch, ridden 2f out, every chance approaching final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Fastnet Storm (9-1) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Little Tokyo (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, outpaced from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 6l behind Firebet (9-3) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Solo Attempt 4-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, pressed leader approaching final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong and asserted near finish, driven out, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol in Jun beating Sir Geoffrey (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Digger Derek (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Watergate (9-3) at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn auc (5) gf.
Sardan Dansar (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Dwelt and towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 16, 10l behind Prime Delivery (9-3) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Smoke Me A Kipper (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, some late headway, never troubled leaders, 7th of 10, 16l behind Fastnet Storm (9-1) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.