TRIBAL MYTH ran out a cosy winner at Beverley last time when stepped up to today's trip for the first time. There should be more to come over this distance and Kevin Ryan's charge gets the vote. Zaplamation also ran well at Beverley last time when finding only Danderek too good and he can figure, while Best Prospect won the last time he raced on the Flat and arrives on the back of a victory over hurdles. Tayacoba should be winning before long and Hakuna Matata is surely better than his disappointing comeback as he won on his debut here last October.
Overrule (USA) 50-1 (9-3) Always behind, last of 14, 49l behind High Office (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Best Prospect (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, smooth headway over 3f out, went 2nd on bit over 2f out, led and hard held over 1f out, won very cheekily in a canter, won at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Oct beating Starla Dancer (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Tayacoba (CAN) 8-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Broadway Dancer (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Hakuna Matata 4-1fav (9-3) Always well in rear, last of 11, 28l behind Lindoro (8-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Rosbay (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind and soon pushed along, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 18, 7l behind Fazza (8-8) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Zaplamation (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, headway over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Danderek (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Sharp Sovereign (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 32l behind Hong Kong Island (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Monkton Vale (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Restless in stalls, held up towards rear, short lived effort on inside over 2f out, 12th of 13, 9l behind Kames Park (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
So Bazaar (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 10th of 15, 11l behind Masked Dance (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Mar.
Tribal Myth (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on well, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Brockfield (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Royal Straight 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, hung right over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 12, 14l behind Ravi River (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.
Birkside 13-2 (9-10) Dwelt, held up in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, soon one pace, weakened and lost moderate 3rd close home, 4th of 5, 10l behind Bolodenka (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 1f Selling Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gd in Apr.