A losing favourite on his first couple of starts this year, Always Eager finally got off the mark at Wolverhampton in April. He's difficult to predict but King Of Paradise looks sure to go well again having won on his handicap debut over C&D last month on only his fourth start. The latter will still have his work cut out to get the better of FINE ALTOMIS, however, as Michael Dods' charge scored by over four lengths in soft ground at Musselburgh last Friday and can shrug off a penalty with a similar performance. Only Orsenfoolsies continues to rise in the weights without winning but still looks best of the rest.
Fine Altomis 2-1fav (9-2) Made all, ridden 2f out, stretched clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun beating Daddy Warbucks (9-7) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Always Eager 7-1 (9-6) Always prominent, led 2f out, soon ridden, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr beating Skyeron (8-7) by 1l, 12 ran.
King Of Paradise (IRE) 3-1fav (8-9) Keen tracked leaders, saddle slipped after 1f, switched to centre halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun beating Last Destination (9-8) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Only Orsenfoolsies 7-2 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed last 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Forget Me Not Lane (9-6) at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Catramis 9-1 (8-13) Dwelt in rear, ran on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 9l behind Lady Advocate (8-13) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Barbarella Blue (IRE) 66-1 (8-0) Dwelt always in rear, last of 10, 22l behind Aubrietia (8-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (5) pol in Jun.
Captain Baldwin 25-1 (7-11) Niggled along in last, went modest 5th 2 out, plugged on, never any chance, 5th of 7, 18l behind Fine Altomis (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.