LE TOREADOR beat last year's winner Lost In Paris and Magical Macey when scoring at Thirsk on his penultimate start. The slow ground was against him at Ayr last week and Kevin Ryan's charge is fancied to take this less competitive contest. Jarrow makes more appeal than stablemate Invincible Lad though he's yet to win over today's trip, while Arriva La Diva could prove best of Linda Perratt's quartet. The handicapper refuses to relent as regards Bosun Breese though a 5lb claimer may aid his cause, while Cruise Tothelimit looks best of the rest.
Le Toreador 13-2 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Ginger Ted (8-12) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Magical Macey (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Le Toreador (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, soon ridden, headed final 75 yards, kept on, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Flowing Cape (9-4) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 11l behind King Of Eden (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Jarrow (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt, switched right start, held up towards rear, raced stands side group, headway on outer over 2f out, led stands side group and overall leader over 1f out, headed last 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 19, 1 1/2l behind Silver Wind (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Bosun Breese 14-1 (8-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Led 1f, led again halfway, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Apace (9-2) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Mullglen 8-1 (9-1) Raced stands' side, towards rear, ridden and no impression 2f out, 10th of 16, 10l behind River Falcon (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Red Roar (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) In rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 6l behind Orpenindeed (9-7) at Chester 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Mandarin Spirit (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Went badly right start, in rear, effort 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 6l behind Dower Glen (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f sell stks (6) gd in May.
Garstang 7-2fav (9-2) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, headway over 1f out, staying when not much room inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Fair Passion (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Arriva La Diva 10-1 (9-3) Led center group until ridden inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Foreign Rhythm (8-11) at Newcastle 5f fll hcp (5) gf in May.
Distant Sun (USA) 20-1 (8-13) Dwelt, always behind, last of 13, 8l behind Sharp Shoes (9-2) at Hamilton 5f app hcp (6) gd in May.
Tabiet 16-1 (8-12) In touch in rear in center, weakened over 1f out, tailed off, last of 9, 35l behind Foreign Rhythm (8-11) at Newcastle 5f fll hcp (5) gf in May.