Victoire De Lyphar bounced back to form at Redcar eight days ago and is still feasibly handicapped, despite a penalty. But he's not exactly consistent and all of his victories have come on a fast surface. ORBIT THE MOON was only beaten a neck by My Name Is Rio over 6f here on Thursday and the pair finished seven lengths clear of the remainder. He's just as effective over this extra furlong and appears to have the beating of Teetotal on the form book so gets the nod today ahead of the consistent Royal Holiday. Sunrise Dance and Old Man Clegg have claims on their best form but Canon Law is proving disappointing.
Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Mid-division, tracked leaders over 4f out, led inside final 2f, rider dropped whip 1f out, driven and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Redcar 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Who's Shirl (9-6) by 5l, 11 ran.
Canon Law (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Awkwardly away and hampered start, rapid headway to lead after 1f, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 21l behind Angelic Upstart (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Teetotal (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, driven to challenge well over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 15, 4l behind My Name Is Rio (8-13) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Mysterial 28-1 (8-13) Chased leaders over 3f, 8th of 9, 23l behind Barkston Ash (9-2) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Orbit The Moon (IRE) 13-2 (8-2) Always prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 11, nk behind My Name Is Rio (8-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Realize (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Sunrise Dance 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders 2f, soon behind, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 24l behind Foreign Rhythm (8-8) at Redcar 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf.
Decent Fella (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Soon pushed along in rear, ridden over 3f out, some headway 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 7, 10l behind Klynch (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Old Man Clegg 14-1 (8-8) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 8l behind Piceno (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Whispered Times (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Ad Vitam (9-4) at Redcar 7f (6) gf.