Plenty of these sprinters arrive in very good form in what should be a well-run, competitive affair. Eric Alston has always been excellent with the speedsters in his care and the profile of the ultra-consistent RED BARON is testament to his skills. The Moss Vale colt has taken the step-up to Class 4 company in his stride and was always controlling matters when making all at Musselburgh last time despite unseating his rider when bolting to the start. A 7lb rise seems acceptable and he has struck up a good rapport with Neil Farley despite that pre-race aberration. Bilash wins in his turn but Imperial Legend looks a likelier sort whilst Sleepy Blue Ocean cannot be dismissed in his current mood. Elsewhere, Six Wives looks primed to score soon for the Dixon team and the Tom Queally booking catches the eye.
Mappin Time (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Pea Shooter (9-8) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Imperial Legend (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Chased leader, led 2f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, won at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Diman Waters (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Tyfos 25-1 (9-11) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden entering final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Pea Shooter (9-8) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Another Citizen (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Bumped soon after start, chased leaders, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, headed near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Ypres (9-4) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Red Baron (IRE) 10-3fav (8-13) Got loose before start, made virtually all, ridden when clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun beating Chosen One (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Wild Sauce 6-1 (9-12) Prominent, led 2f out, soon headed, rallied inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Chunky Diamond (9-6) at Haydock 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 11-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Diman Waters (9-7) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Six Wives 7-1 (8-12) Prominent, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Go Nani Go (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Bilash 16-1 (8-7) Led 1f, prominent, led again over 2f out, held on well, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May beating Italian Tom (9-2) by nk, 11 ran.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 18-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged left and lost place over 1f out, soon well held, 9th of 10, 9l behind Avon Breeze (9-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Chosen One (IRE) 11-2 (10-9) Disputed lead, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 6l behind Foreign Rhythm (10-5) at Ayr 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.