PERTUIS is one of two course and distance winners in the field and has gone well on all starts in this grade this season. He's consistent into the bargain and the booking of Megan Carberry will aid his chance considerably as she looks better value for her claim by the day. Emulating is of interest back to a mark of 72 and Northside Prince was a clear cut winner of a lady amateurs' race at Musselburgh last time and should give supporters a good run for their money but the fascinating one is Bossa Nova Baby. She failed to build on her maiden Newmarket third behind subsequent Ribblesdale Stakes winner Riposte last year when disappointing on two further tries but debuts for Peter Chapple-Hyam, receives weight all round and could be on a very lenient mark of 68.
Aryal 11-1 (9-5) Keen close up, went 3rd over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Dance King (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Emulating (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders in 4th, one pace and no impression final 2f, dropped into 5th 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Nullarbor Sky (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Pertuis (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) In touch on outside, headway to challenge over 3f out, soon led narrowly, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on until no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Saved By The Bell (9-13) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Cloud Monkey (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) In rear, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Fly Solo (9-10) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Bright Applause 16-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, edged left over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Dolphin Village (7-11) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Bossa Nova Baby (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 12l behind Lisa's Legacy (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Good Speech (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 15, 16l behind Streets Of Newyork (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Northside Prince (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, switched left over 3f out, led going well 2f out, clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f (4) gs beating Merchant Of Dubai (9-13) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.