Mark Johnston has been firing the winners in so Topcoat earns respect despite weakening on his debut. He'll be better for that but Dougie Boy was beaten a long way when runner-up at Southwell and this looks tougher. Pickled Pelican is by Dylan Thomas out of a speedy mare who won twice as a juvenile. He looks a newcomer to follow as does SAMMINDER, whose yard invariably has some nice juveniles at this time of year and he has the pedigree to do well at this stage of his career.
Darnathean 7-1 (9-3) With leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Mitchum (9-3) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Apr.
Dougie Boy 15-8fav (9-0) Led early, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Mitchum (9-3) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Apr.
Flatford Mill Librettist colt out of Lochleven.
Pickled Pelican (IRE) Dylan Thomas colt out of Starship.
Rock Canyon (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Tuesday Morning.
Samminder (IRE) Red Ransom colt out of Gimasha.
Topcoat (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Queens Revenge (8-12) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.