Talent Scout bounced right back to form when making all under Gemma Tutty in an apprentice contest at Carlisle and with no penalty applying has to be on the short-list. Exceedexpectations has never won on Turf but is well enough handicapped having scored off higher marks on Polytrack. Muftarres generally goes well here though he may be a little high in the weights unlike the veteran Summer Dancer, who has gone well over this stiff track in the past. Whispered Times was gaining his first success since 2011 when coming with a late run to score at Thirsk and the assessor has only raised him 2lb but EENY MAC looks the one to be on as he completed a hat-trick on this course last summer and is now back on his latest winning mark.
Talent Scout (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Made all, ridden over 2f out, just held on close home, won at Carlisle 1m app hcp (5) gf beating Icy Blue (7-13) by nk, 8 ran.
Exceedexpectations 7-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Creek Falcon (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Fred Archer (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Always behind, tailed off and eased final 2f, last of 15, 37l behind No Dominion (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Muftarres (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Evergreen Forest (9-0) at Warwick 1m app hcp (6) gf in May.
Sky Crossing 14-1 (9-1) Keen to post, soon outpaced, eased final 3f, last of 8, well behind The Lock Master (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in May.
Summer Dancer (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 13, 7l behind Intomist (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Powerful Pierre 25-1 (9-7) Always behind, 14th of 16, 13l behind Who's Shirl (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Whispered Times (USA) 16-1 (8-7) Always prominent, switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr beating Llewellyn (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.
Thrust Control (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Tracked winner and keen, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 20l behind Talent Scout (9-1) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (5) gf.
Eeny Mac (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 4l behind Mujaadel (8-12) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Moral Issue 10-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along on inside 2f out, effort on inside and switched left over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Delightful Sleep (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Eastlands Lad (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 12l behind Running Reef (9-11) at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Last Destination (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, headway 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 10, 6l behind Joyful Sound (8-5) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Regal Acclaim (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Ridden leaving stalls, soon in touch racing freely, closed over 4f out, pushed along 3f out, lost place over 1f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Ptolemy (9-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.