Niran may be vulnerable off a revised rating and our vote instead goes to BULLWHIP ahead of Yaa Wayl and Fine Sight. John Gosden's colt only made his racecourse debut at the back end of March and did so in mightily impressive fashion, running out a ready seven-length winner of what is traditionally a warm maiden. The form of the race is yet to be seriously tested, but the visual impression this well-related sort made that day promised much before he then finished behind Dick Turpin when upped in grade. That form looks solid and although well beated there should be more to come now he tries handicap company. Yaa Wayl would've been of more interest had the handicapper not punished him for finishing second on his final start as a juvenile. Still, Michael Jarvis has his string in rude health and this son of Whipper can find the improvement required to feature. Fine Sight runs in the colours of Her Majesty The Queen and must be considered following a confidence-boosting maiden win and one of the horses in behind, Lay Claim, is highly thought of giving the form a decent look. He looks fairly treated off 81 and can go close if overcoming a poor draw. Signor Verdi won a maiden last time but with the market principles running below form he may be flattered and a better bet at prices would look to be Syrian, who had no excuse last time but is probably worthy of another chance as a well-bred potential improver. Jarrow was exposed last time and Our Joe Mac represents an in-form yard but needs to do better and this competitive handicap is taken to go to Bullwhip.
Bullwhip (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, raced in 5th, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 12l behind Dick Turpin (9-0) at Newbury 7f stks G3 (1) gd in Apr.
Syrian 8-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear and keen, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 9, 16l behind Monterosso (8-9) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Jarrow (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) With leader, lost place over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 11th of 13, 18l behind Victoire De Lyphar (8-11) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
Yaa Wayl (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Leviathan (9-1) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Our Joe Mac (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Held up, effort when not much room well over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Centigrade (8-12) at Ayr 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Sea Lord (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Prominent, lost place over 2f out, last of 13, 21l behind Leviathan (9-1) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Transvaal Sky 20-1 (9-7) Slightly hampered start, held up centre group, heaway 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Bab At The Bowster (8-11) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Oct.
Niran (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead entering final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar beating Dusty Spirit (8-5) by nk, 6 ran.
Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) 80-1 (9-3) Raced far side, always behind, last of 19, 21l behind Mister Hughie (9-4) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Signor Verdi 16-1 (8-12) In touch on outer, headway over 2f out, stayed on well to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Aultcharn (8-12) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Burghley 4-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, hard driven halfway, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 8l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Fine Sight 5-1 (9-3) Made most, ridden over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, all out, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Shamir (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.