WOOLSTON FERRY has yet to win on Turf but showed improved form on his first start for Henry Candy at Lingfield last month, quickening away from an in-form rival. He can race off a 4lb lower mark here and it would be no surprise if he finally put to rest the theory that he can only act on an artificial surface. Sir George is better than he showed in a Southwell claimer last time and could figure but Elijah Pepper has become expensive to follow and C&D winner Wiseman's Diamond was beaten a long way at Thirsk next time.
Shadowtime 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, faded, 17th of 20, 14l behind Alfred Hutchinson (8-11) at York 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Sir George (IRE) 10-3 (9-11) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 7, 10l behind Bold Marc (9-2) at Southwell 1m all clm stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 3-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Goal (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Goal (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, held up in touch, switched sharply left to race alone on stands rail straight, looked on terms until 3f out, ridden and no chance final 2f, last of 8, 19l behind Copperwood (8-13) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 17-2 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 14l behind Fazza (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Loukoumi 18-1 (9-1) Mid-division in touch, lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 26l behind Fazza (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Seldom (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and hung left well over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 12, 12l behind Thackeray (8-9) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Aussie Blue (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 18l behind Benandonner (9-7) at Leicester 1m sell stks (6) gs in May.
Talent Scout (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) In touch, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 13l behind Thackeray (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Devonelli (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken 1f out, weakened towards finish, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Moral Issue (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, smooth headway to 3rd 2f out, soon tracking leader, led inside final furlong, stayed on, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May beating Cyflymder (9-4) by 2l, 12 ran.