Prince Dayjur has enough winning form to be strongly considered, with Bethanys Boy, Golden Spectrum, and Book Matched others to note in this weak affair. Prince Dayjur appreciated a first-time visor when winning a class D handicap for Mark Wallace over six furlongs at Kempton 12 months ago, and was successful over seven furlongs for Dandy Nicholls at Southwell. He has already paid his way for Paul Blockley, scoring in selling company at Wolverhampton in January. He was sent off favourite and was fully entitled to oblige, having earlier contested a class B race at Lingfield, and it is interesting that connections went to 16,500gns to retain him. He failed to get involved next time at Southwell and has been rested since, so hopefully the rest and this drop back into selling company will prove helpful. Bethanys Boy just failed to last home when caught by Time To Relax over nine furlongs at Wolverhampton so should go well despite his weight. Golden Spectrum was successful in this company at Beverley in April and is another that has been set harder tasks of late, while Book Matched appeared to have recaptured his form when making most at Southwell in January but then disappointed on his next two starts. He is another that will benefit from this grade, but Prince Dayjur has better claims.
Bethanys Boy (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) In touch, steady headway over 5f out, ridden to lead well over 1f out, hung right when headed 1f out, 2nd of 12, nk behind Time To Relax (9-3) at W'hampton 1m 1f sll (6) pol in May.
Book Matched 10-1 (9-8) Soon led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 10l behind Arran Scout (9-1) at Southwell 1m hcp (5) fbs in Apr.
Erupt 7-1 (8-13) Towards rear, staying on when switched left over 1f out, 9th of 15, 14l behind Dancing Tilly (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 1f stk (H5) gf in Sept.
Golden Spectrum (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Led 2f, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 16, 5l behind Shifty (9-4) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (6) sft in May.
Jordans Spark 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, 16l behind Apache Point (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 1f hcp (6) gd in May.
Mehmaas 16-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 12l behind Montara (8-11) at Musselburgh 1m 1f stk (7) gf in May.
Prince Dayjur (USA) 20-1 (8-3) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Cardinal Venture (8-2) at Southwell 7f hcp (C1) fbs in Feb.
Tatweer (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Behind until ridden and stayed on well final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 15, 4l behind Outrageous Flirt (7-12) at Carlisle 1m stk (7) gf in May.