MAC GILLE EOIN will have been aimed at this race for some time and John Gallagher's gelding is fancied to see off Baldemar, Olynard and Secret Witness. Twelve months ago Baldemar beat (2008 winner) Mac Gille Eoin by a head and has since joined Richard Fahey. In anyone's eyes that would be hard to see as a poor career move but on 5lb better terms Mac Gille Eoin can gain revenge. Chris Catlin looks a good jockey booking for this son of Bertolini and on ideal ground he must go close. Fol Hollow is a winner over this trip but his best distance is arguably five furlongs as he showed when beating Captain Dunne (goes in the Dash at 3.15) at Thirsk, Run For The Hills was a good third at Newmarket last time out and his Goodwood experience should stand him in good stead, whilst Everymanforhimself has something to prove over this trip but is still interesting with Ryan Moore booked for the ride. Flipando is a strong finisher but the line might not come in time, Olynard caught the eye at Chepstow in a good race won by Captain Carey and the return to six furlongs will suit, whilst Parisian Pyramid is only 3lb higher than when winning at Goodwood last time when well-backed to do so. Aye Aye Digby and We Have A Dream are not ignored, along with Abraham Lincoln who looks a different horse after the application of cheek-pieces. Secret Witness and the dangerously-handicapped Red Cape are intriguing at the foot of the weights, however the vote of (minimal) confidence is given to Mac Gille Eoin. Nic Doggett.
Everymanforhimself (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 10l behind Bravo Echo (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp (2) pol in Mar.
Run For The Hills 6-1 (9-2) In rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, ridden and went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Noverre To Go (8-11) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, held on under pressure near finish, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May beating Captain Dunne (9-4) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Mac Gille Eoin 4-1 (9-8) Led, switched left to race on stands side rail, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, eased final furlong, 8th of 9, 12l behind Parisian Pyramid (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Flipando (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Steadied start, in rear, switched inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never a factor, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Brae Hill (8-13) at Chester 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Baldemar 6-1fav (8-4) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Ingleby Lady (8-8) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Something (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, mid-divion, ridden and no impression final 2f, edged right 1f out, 8th of 13, 6l behind Arthur's Edge (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) std in Mar.
Olynard (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Half reared leaving stalls, soon close up on stands' rail, driven and headway well over 1f out, ran on to 3rd last stride, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Captain Carey (8-11) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, strongly challenged entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May beating Jonny Mudball (9-0) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always behind, last of 15, 31l behind Medicean Man (8-12) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
We Have A Dream 8-1 (8-10) Never better than mid-division, 14th of 15, 22l behind Medicean Man (8-12) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Getcarter 12-1 (7-12) Held up towards rear, hard driven when not clear run over 2f out, ran on final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Tropical Paradise (9-2) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Abraham Lincoln (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders ridden over 1f out, stayed on to press winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Tajneed (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Pusey Street Lady 14-1 (8-6) Raced alone on far rail, narrow lead overall until headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Rileyskeepingfaith (9-1) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
King's Wonder 22-1 (8-0) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 14, 7l behind Castles In The Air (8-13) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Secret Witness 9-2 (8-9) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led well over 1f out, hard ridden when edged right inside final fulong, ran on, won at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Rapid Water (8-13) by 2l, 11 ran.
Red Cape (FR) 8-1 (8-12) Led center group until 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 13, 10l behind Damika (9-1) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.