Hawk Mountain was in a decent vein of form before his break he is expected to make the frame on his return to action today where he may be joined by the in-form Trip The Light but for us OVERRULE gets the verdict. The gelding made a winning return to action last time out. He has slipped to a lenient mark on the flat now and there may be better to come. He finds himself up against some fierce competition though and Richard Fahey's progressive three-year-old Trip The Light looks capable of piling pressure on the selection. He was a winner at Catterick last time continuing the fine form of his stable.
Overrule (USA) 7-4fav (8-10) Held up, headway over 4f out, ridden 2f out, shaken up to lead entering final furlong, readily, won at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr beating River Ardeche (8-10) by 1l, 5 ran.
Admiral (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) In touch, effort 3f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 44l behind Demolition (9-5) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Eton Fable (IRE) 7-1 (8-2) Led, headed over 5f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 9l behind Serious Choice (7-11) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Monfils Monfils (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, kept on one pace, not reached leaders, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Destinys Dream (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Apr.
Trip The Light 11-4 (9-3) Held up behind leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, kept on gamely final furlong, won at Catterick 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Saluscraggie (8-2) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Hawk Mountain (UAE) 5-2fav (8-13) Behind, headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on well to chase winner inside furlong, nearest at finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Bollin Greta (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Red Wine 13-2 (8-9) Held up, headway over 3f out, kept on and no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 8l behind Eton Fable (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Dansimar 7-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 13, 14l behind Estate (9-11) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (6) pol in Oct '07.