Forget Me Not Lane won a shade cosily at Newcastle last time making it hard to gauge how much he had left in the tank. He's upped in class off a 9lb higher mark today, however, and is taken on with CORSETRY. She's clearly not in the same class as her illustrious half-sisters Shiva and Light Shift but should be up to winning this after an improved effort at Nottingham last time. Muntasir makes his handicap debut and the Godolphin colt may improve past Eshaab, a C&D winner in heavy ground last month, but Gabrial's Star could prove a different proposition on today's faster going and is just preferred to Journalistic.
Gabrial's Star 3-1fav (9-6) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 11, 10l behind Sparkling Portrait (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Journalistic (USA) 7-4 (9-3) Tracked leader, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and dropped to 4th near finish, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Marine Girl (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Eshaab (USA) 9-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway 2f out, switched right over 1f out, soon pushed along, went 3rd final furlong, kept and no impression with front pair, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Pilgrims Rest (8-10) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Muntasir (IRE) 4-5fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, no impression until gaining on winner when carried badly right near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Lashyn (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Corsetry (USA) 8-1 (9-4) With leaders, led narrowly after 2f, headed 2f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Dulkashe (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Petaluma 33-1 (8-12) Raced centre held up, headway over 4f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 18l behind Kailani (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) sft in May.
Forget Me Not Lane (IRE) 85-40fav (9-6) Chased leader, pushed along 1f out, led last 100 yards, held on well, won at Newcastle 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gd beating Only Orsenfoolsies (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Never Perfect (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, took keen hold, effort on outside 3f out, well held over 1f out, 9th of 14, 12l behind Watheeq (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Three Bards (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Basseterre (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Chelsea Mick 20-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Watheeq (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Tallevu (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Held up in touch, effort 3f out, not clear run and switched right over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Watheeq (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.