BEST TRIP completed a hat-trick in soft going at Carlisle last week when scoring by over three lengths. He's worth sticking with in his current form, despite a penalty, given all ground comes alike to Brian Ellison's charge. The unexposed Magic Secret looks a real threat as the Redcar winner went very close on his reappearance at Windsor but recent Hamilton winner Barkston Ash may struggle if the rains arrive. Defence Council is consistent but still looks a shade high in the weights while Master Of Disguise has done all his winning so far over the minimum trip. Byronic Hero can be given a chance, however, and Hills Of Dakota will probably figure if the heavens open.
Magic Secret 7-1 (9-3) Led, strongly challenged from well over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 14, shd behind Cardinal (8-8) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Defence Council (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed last 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Johannes (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Master of Disguise 5-1 (9-7) Prominent on outside, led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, headed close home, 3rd of 10, hd behind Commanche Raider (9-3) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Barkston Ash 6-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Sovereign Street (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Emiratesdotcom 7-1 (9-11) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 1l behind Rocket Rob (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Best Trip (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Chased leaders on near side rail, not clear run and switched right well over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon clear, easily, won at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun beating Haajes (9-9) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Divine Call 33-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Mizwaaj (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Hills Of Dakota 2-1fav (9-7) Dwelt, mid-division, soon pushed along, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 13l behind Hopes N Dreams (9-1) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Rash Judgement 7-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Cardinal (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Steelcut 7-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Wooden King (9-12) by nk, 11 ran.
Byronic Hero 10-1 (9-5) Slowly away soon recovered on inside to lead halfway, clear 2f out, ran on well, driven out, won at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun beating Dream Walker (8-11) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Mr Optimistic 16-1 (8-8) Always behind, last of 8, 14l behind Solar Spirit (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Klynch (10-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Loukoumi 28-1 (9-2) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 11l behind Woolston Ferry (8-11) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
El Mcglynn (IRE) 20-1 (7-13) Led over 3f out, ridden out, readily, won at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Jun beating First In Command (9-8) by 2l, 7 ran.