The opportunity is here for the smaller owner to pick off a big pot but there's nothing small about the reputation of Richard Hannon in this race and with the trainer seeking an eighth success, we will take him to wrest the spoils with LILBOURNE LASS. Veteran lightweight jockey, Jimmy Quinn has been booked for the mount aboard the daughter of Pastoral Pursuits and though a low draw isn't ideal, she's shown enough speed to realise two victories at Bath. Richard Fahey sends out five and Peniaphobia is probably the pick. He made hard work of landing the odds at Thirsk but he appears to have been trained with this race very much in mind. Lexington Rose went close in the Hilary Needler at Beverley and confirmed that favourable impression when making all at Musselburgh next time. Though looking somewhat exposed, Haikbidiac should also be respected from a yard that have won this race on two previous occasions.
Meritocracy (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Made all, shaken up to go clear over 1f out, easily, won at Chepstow 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf beating M'selle (9-0) by 5l, 3 ran.
Morning Post 2-9fav (9-5) Chased winner throughout, ridden one pace and no impression over 1f out, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Overstep (9-5) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Haikbidiac (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Raced stand side, in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 11th of 24, 4l behind Extortionist (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Proclamationofwar 7-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon one pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Lexington Rose (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (3) gf in Jun.
Weisse Socken (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf beating Our Gabrial (9-5) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Biography 9-2 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Miracle of Medinah (8-6) at Salisbury 6f 2yo aut (3) gf in Jun.
Peniaphobia (IRE) 1-5fav (9-2) Chased leader, switched right over 3f out, soon led, ridden when wandered under pressure entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Thirsk 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun beating Blockade (8-11) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Urban Dreamer (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Always towards rear, last of 7, 10l behind Weisse Socken (9-0) at Chester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Der Blaue Reiter (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Raced far side, mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 24, 24l behind Extortionist (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Foxy Clarets (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in touch, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Lily Rules (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Gym Shoes 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, soon chased leading pair, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 3rd post, 4th of 7, 4l behind Memory Styx (8-8) at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Bird of Light (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Prominent early, tracked leaders, switched right 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in May beating Hedy (9-0) by 1l, 7 ran.
Danfazi (IRE) 2-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Innocently (8-7) at Carlisle 5f 2yo hcp (5) gf.
Eccleston 16-1 (9-1) In touch, weakened 2f out, last of 14, 13l behind No Nay Never (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Yorkshire Relish (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, edged left in closing stages, won at York 6f 2yo sll (3) gf in Jun beating Song of Rowland (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Orton Park (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Suzi's Connoisseur (9-2) at Chester 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Jun.
Lexington Rose 11-8fav (8-6) Made all, hard driven when hung right entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (3) gf in Jun beating Proclamationofwar (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Lilbourne Lass 4-11fav (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leader, led 2f out, pushed out inside final furlong, easily, won at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) fm in Jun beating Majestic Alexander (8-9) by 4l, 5 ran.
Memory Styx 2-1fav (8-8) Tracked leaders, led inside final 2f, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating Simply Black (8-8) by 1l, 7 ran.
Alutiq (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Raced near side, chased leaders, effort 2f out, led in group over 1f out and stayed on, no chance with leaders far side, 7th of 23, 4 1/2l behind Rizeena (8-12) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Blockade (IRE) 13-8fav (8-11) Led, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 3, 1l behind Peter Mac (9-2) at Beverley 5f 2yo nov stk (5) gf.
Hopefilly (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, led close home, won at Nottingham 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf beating Memory Styx (8-8) by hd, 12 ran.
Khalice 10-3 (8-8) Hampered start, took keen hold, soon close up racing freely, ridden and lost place from over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 11l behind Mitchelton (8-8) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Kodafine (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Reared start and unseated rider, in a race won by Scruffy Tramp (9-7) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hcp (5) pol, 6 ran.
Oasis Town 10-1 (8-6) Missed break slightly, held up, switched left and headway 2f out, edged right and led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun beating Simply Black (8-8) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.