GALIVANT is hard to oppose and will consequently start a short-price here. She just failed to get her head in front on soft ground over C&D three weeks ago and it will be a big surprise if John Hills' filly gets beaten in this company. Band Of Thunder finished well behind the selection last time and Cluain Dara never threatened on her debut over track and trip though she should improve for the experience. Captain Sharpe's best efforts came over shorter trips and the newcomer Ballina Blue makes no appeal.
Ballina Blue Phoenix Reach gelding out of Katy-q.
Band Of Thunder 50-1 (9-3) Always behind, tailed off, 11th of 14, 27l behind The Bells O Peover (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Captain Sharpe 5-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along on outside over 2f out, plugged on one pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Certral (8-7) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo clm (6) gf in Apr.
Cluain Dara (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Dwelt and not much room soon after start, towards rear, outpaced 4f out, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 9l behind Schism (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo fll stks (5) gf.
Galivant (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, strong challenge under pressure from over 1f out, closed on winner final strides, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind The Bells O Peover (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Miskin Diamond (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, mid-division, lost place over 5f out, last of 8, 22l behind Tidal Run (9-0) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.