Red Tyke should be approaching peak fitness now after a run over hurdles and a fifth at Doncaster, where he started a short-priced favourite. He won over course and distance last year but it was heavy ground on that occasion and this faster surface probably suits A SOUTHSIDE BOY better. He is two from two on the course and the way he kept finding more to hold off Schmooze here last month suggests he can confirm that running with Linda Perratt's charge on 3lb worse terms. This looks too far for Euston Square but Ebony Express is worth a try at the trip.
Euston Square 11-1 (9-6) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 9, 9l behind Ted's Brother (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Ebony Express 12-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 1l behind Arc Light (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Red Tyke (IRE) 2-1fav (10-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Yeomanoftheguard (10-4) at Doncaster 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) sft in Mar.
King Of Paradise (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, 12l behind Ingleby Angel (9-5) at Redcar 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Schmooze (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and always held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind A Southside Boy (8-5) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
A Southside Boy (GER) 8-1 (8-5) Led, headed over 8f out, ridden to lead 2f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May beating Schmooze (8-8) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Comical 9-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon behind, 11th of 13, 13l behind Arc Light (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Lochiel 66-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 37l behind Los Nadis (9-1) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) gd in Oct '11.
Altnaharra 80-1 (10-0) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed and no extra over 1f out, 5th of 8, 10l behind Mister Pagan (10-0) at Ayr 1m 6f mdn stks (4) gd.
Orpen Bid (IRE) 40-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened well over 2f out, last of 9, 27l behind Gladstone (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol in May.