BOLD TIE appeals as the type to make further progress this season and is selected ahead of a field of experienced handicappers; of whom, The Tatling, Sands Crooner and Supermassive Muse all make some appeal. Spring Green also rates a mention as she slips down the weights to a more realistic mark but there's hope that Bold Tie can prove effective from higher marks than this in time as his pedigree suggests that he could come into his own this year. He ran a fine race from a bad draw on his reappearance and should go well if the bounce factor doesn't play a hand. The Tatling should get the strong pace that he needs and is likely to be doing his best work in the closing stages and a strongly run race should also suit Sands Crooner who has dropped to a very attractive mark and should seen be taking advantage. Supermassive Muse failed to win last year and is now very well handicapped as a result and is entitled to come on for his reappearance but preference is for Bold Tie. (Ian Ogg)
Foxy Music 12-1 (9-9) Slightly awkward start, soon prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Sudden Impact (9-10) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Bold Tie 16-1 (8-9) Always prominent, pushed along from over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Secret Witness (8-9) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Smokey Ryder 40-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden 3f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 5l behind Secret Witness (8-9) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) With leader, led halfway, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Lucky Dan (8-12) at Chester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Spring Green 5-2fav (8-13) Raced centre, went left start, chased leaders, hung left throughout, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind La Capriosa (8-8) at Southwell 5f fll hcp (4) fbs in May.
Mythical Blue (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Led until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Captain Carey (8-11) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Mandurah (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear, pushed along and ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, soon eased, 10th of 13, 14l behind Novellen Lad (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
The Jobber (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leading pair, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Ziggy Lee (8-13) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Grudge 9-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, led early, prominent, ridden and hung left over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 6, hd behind Step It Up (9-2) at Warwick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Colorus (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Chosen One (8-4) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Gwilym (GER) 28-1 (8-9) Prominent, led after 1f, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furong, 12th of 15, 10l behind Anne Of Kiev (8-13) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
The Tatling (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Pushed along behind, never a factor, 8th of 15, 8l behind Noodles Blue Boy (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Cape Royal 8-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Step It Up (9-2) at Warwick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Sands Crooner (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) In rear but in touch, hard driven and headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 10, 4l behind Musical Bridge (8-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Supermassive Muse (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Raced keenly, led after 1f, headed well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 7l behind Efistorm (9-2) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Slight lead, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 10l behind Sometsuke (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in May.
Guto 25-1 (8-12) In rear, pushed along 4f out, always behind, 13th of 15, 14l behind Top Bid (8-12) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Wreningham 4-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Solemn (9-9) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.