Miner's Lamp was a close second in a better race here on his reappearance, despite missing the break. It would be no surprise to see him go one better, though he has another 3lb to carry. TALMADA won her maiden at Haydock over this trip with the minimum of fuss and her third at Newbury is working out really well with the winner going close at Chester last week and the second and fourth both winning since. She can get the better of Musselburgh scorer Alex My Boy and the one-paced Cape Caster. The longer trip might suit Rudi Five One but he and The Alamo are already looking a little exposed.
Miner's Lamp 9-2 (9-7) Hampered start and soon switched right, keen in touch in rear, headway over 2f out, soon pressed winner, stayed on near finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Zee Zeely (8-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Talmada (USA) 10-11fav (8-3) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd well over 3f out, led on bit over 2f out, pushed clear over 1f out, very easily, won at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr beating Galuppi (8-9) by 7l, 4 ran.
Alex My Boy (IRE) Evensfav (8-8) Close up in rear, headway on outer to join leaders over 7f out, led over 3f out, edged left and driven out final furlong, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gf in Apr beating New Tarabela (8-8) by 3l, 6 ran.
Rudi Five One (FR) 12-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Cloudscape (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Cape Caster (IRE) 10-11fav (8-10) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Reesha (8-5) at Leicester 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Rock 'n' Roll Star 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt in rear, ridden 4f out, driven 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 27l behind True Story (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 1f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Apr.
The Alamo (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Black Schnapps (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.