Valantino Oyster has 6lb extra to carry for winning an amateurs race at Beverley. But Eilean Mor escapes a penalty for his recent victory at Ayr where he beat Vittachi easily enough in an apprentices race. The latter should figure once again but GEANIE MAC is dropped in class on the back of a couple of placed efforts and it could be the turn of Linda Perratt's mare today. The veteran Dhaular Dhar went close over a mile at Ayr last week but has never won over further than 1m2f.
Valantino Oyster (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, ran on strongly, won at Beverley 1m 2f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating City Ground (10-7) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Ronald Gee (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 24l behind Gold Chain (8-6) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Hunting Ground (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Soon led and set strong pace, ridden when headed entering final 2f, weakened tamely, last of 7, 34l behind Gold Chain (8-6) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to press winner near finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Dark Crystal (8-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Vittachi 8-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 3f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 12, 7l behind Eilean Mor (8-13) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gs.
Geanie Mac (IRE) 11-2 (8-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway when not much room approaching 2f out, soon chased winner, switched left and kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Gold Chain (8-6) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Eilean Mor 5-1 (8-13) Close up, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, rallied to lead post, won at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gs beating Wor Lass (8-10) by ns, 12 ran.