MERITOCRACY made a promising debut when unfancied at Kempton but came up short in slow ground at Newbury last time when sent off favourite. He can make amends on this faster surface and is just preferred to Chamberlain. The latter has claims on his introductory third at Beverley but Hickster was well beaten in the other division of the same maiden. Sartori should improve on his recent debut effort at Bath while the likes of Yorkshire Relish, Peniaphobia and Ifwecan are newcomers to keep an eye on.
Al Baz Sixties Icon colt out of Aileen's Gift.
Chamberlain 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway on far rail halfway, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, outpaced to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Vine de Nada (8-13) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Hickster (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, off the pace in 6th, pushed along 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 10l behind Penina (8-6) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Ifwecan Exceed And Excel colt out of Kirk.
Lyn Valley Shamardal colt out of Demisemiquaver.
Meritocracy (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Raced centre, overall leader, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Justice Day (9-5) at Newbury 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Native Falls (IRE) Elnadim colt out of Sagrada.
New Bidder Auction House colt out of Noble Nova.
Peniaphobia (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Umlani.
Rokeby (GB) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly away towards rear, never near leaders, 9th of 12, 12l behind Blithe Spirit (8-9) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Sartori 16-1 (9-5) Outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 7l behind Beldale Memory (9-0) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Apr.
Sirpertan Sir Percy gelding out of Tanwir.
Yorkshire Relish (IRE) Amadeus Wolf colt out of Patroller.
Claudia Octavia 28-1 (9-0) Slowly away towards rear, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 10l behind Blithe Spirit (8-9) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Princess Myla (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Slowly in to stride, outpaced towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 10, 13l behind Vine de Nada (8-13) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.