Previous Haydock winner EUXTON HALL finished fourth in the Listed Woodcote Stakes at Epsom last time and that looks the best piece of form on offer. Richard Fahey's colt should have enough to hold off the attentions of Royal Rascal, who stepped up on her debut effort to score in soft ground at York on her latest start and should be thereabouts again. Mazeppa needed 7f at Musselburgh last time to get off the mark and Top Notch Tonto's earlier success came over the minimum trip. Dark Opal looks up against it in this company on what she's shown so far.
Euxton Hall (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Soon pushed along on inside in touch, not on terms when unbalanced and outpaced 4f out, switched right 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to get back on terms, 4th of 7, 4l behind Chilworth Icon (9-0) at Epsom Downs 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Jun.
Mazeppa 11-5fav (9-3) With leader, ridden to lead when hung left 1f out, continued to hang left under pressure inside final furlong, just held on, won at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jun beating Oasis Cannes (9-3) by nk, 8 ran.
Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride held up, never near leaders, 12th of 23, 7l behind Hototo (9-3) at Royal Ascot 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jun.
Royal Rascal 4-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, quickened clear final furlong, soon edged left, easily, won at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) sft in Jun beating Finaz (9-3) by 5l, 9 ran.
Dark Opal (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, challenged 2f out, driven over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Secret Destination (8-9) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.