Dakota Canyon has shown little since scoring at Wolverhampton in March and Talent Scout has looked in the handicapper's grip since winning over track and trip last season. He was well beaten here last month when Blue Maisey finished runner-up and the latter makes more appeal. Eutropius made a winning return on the Fibresand at Southwell and has plenty of scope if proving as effective on today's going but ALLURING STAR looks a safer bet. She scored by three lengths at Beverley three weeks ago and is preferred to Dialogue as she attempts to follow-up.
Dakota Canyon (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, weakened over 3f out, last of 16, well behind Beaumont's Party (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Talent Scout (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased winner, ridden to challenge over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 6th of 16, 5l behind Dolphin Rock (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Eutropius (IRE) 4-1 (9-13) Close up, ridden and hung right entering final 2f, soon led, ridden and ran on, won at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Apr beating Flamingo Beat (8-13) by 3l, 7 ran.
Eastward Ho 5-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 13, 9l behind Moheebb (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Save The Bees 6-1 (8-10) Pushed along to lead early, with leader and keen, pushed along to challenge over 3f out, raced stand side over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind I Confess (9-0) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Dialogue 11-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, pressing leaders when unable to quicken inside final furlong, kept on near finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Whispered Times (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Sehnsucht (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 10, 7l behind The Ducking Stool (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Makbullet 4-1fav (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 5l behind Clockmaker (9-7) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct '11.
Blue Maisey 50-1 (8-10) In touch, headway on outside over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, staying on but held when carried right in closing stages, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Dolphin Rock (9-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Alluring Star 15-8fav (8-3) Pulled hard, tracked leader, led over 3f out, ran on, comfortable, won at Beverley 1m fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr beating Ssafa (9-7) by 3l, 7 ran.