Edward Lewis was having his first start for David O'Meara when scoring narrowly, though with a bit in hand, at Beverley last week. He comes into this better race with a penalty but looks certain to go well. Judicial won Class 2 handicaps at Thirsk and Chester last term though hasn't been at his best on the all-weather recently but Art Collection certainly has. From the in-form Ruth Carr yard, he's produced two victories at Newcastle though in much lower grade contests and is saddled with a 9lb rise in the weights. LINE OF REASON has won once in his last 29 starts though broke the track record at Beverley in doing so. He'd been running well in Dubai before reappearing at Musselburgh nine days ago where he faded inside the final furlong to finish third behind stable companion Desert Law. He's taken to carry top weight to another victory.
Line Of Reason (IRE) 5-2jfav (9-2) Tracked leaders, challenged over 1f out, led briefly inside final furlong, soon ridden and no impression with winner, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Desert Law (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f stks (2) gf in Apr.
Judicial (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Taken to post early, pulled hard close up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Hakam (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp (2) pol in Apr.
Edward Lewis 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven and headway to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, joined near finish, just held on, won at Beverley 5f hcp (3) gf in Apr beating East Street Revue (9-3) by hd, 13 ran.
Burnt Sugar (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never a threat, 12th of 13, 9 1/4l behind Edward Lewis (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp (3) gf in Apr.
Northgate Lad (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders far side group, pushed along over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 22, 1 3/4l behind Wentworth Falls (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Art Collection (FR) 11-2 (9-1) Behind, headway to lead over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newcastle 5f hcp (4) pol in Apr beating Paddy Power (8-11) by 3 1/4l, 13 ran.
Another Wise Kid (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Towards rear stands side group until merged over 2f out with far side group, soon outpaced, kept on inside final furlong, 9th of 22, 3 1/4l behind Wentworth Falls (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) gd in Apr.