Artists Corner has proved difficult to place since winning a seller over 6f here in August. Richard Fahey's filly must be fancied to turn the tables on Wolverhampton winner Latte on 10lb better terms today, however. Class Monitor was back to her best when runner-up in a Nottingham nursery nine days ago and, like Artists Corner, sports headgear for the first time here. She should go well but DADDY WARBUCKS drops into this grade for the first time and would have every chance on his second at Musselburgh in July. He can break his duck today.
Latte 5-1 (9-2) Always prominent, ridden to lead entering final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol beating Hilali (8-11) by ns, 11 ran.
Covington (IRE) Balmont colt out of Pearl Creek.
Class Monitor 10-3fav (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching final 2f, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Fifteentwo (9-6) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Daddy Warbucks (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 14l behind Strictly Silver (9-0) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Sep.
After Timer (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Dwelt pulled hard, in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 7, 6l behind Red Tyke (8-6) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Arrowroot 12-1 (7-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 10l behind Nemushka (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Make Up 25-1 (7-10) Held up mid-division, headway on outer over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 20l behind Zakreet (9-5) at Ayr 1m 2yo hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Latenfast 100-1 (9-3) Held up in last trio, struggling over 3f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 19l behind El Lail (8-12) at York 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) gd.
Dylan's Dream (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 17, 9l behind Guava (9-4) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Artists Corner 6-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon not much room, one pace, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Latte (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Lizzie Drippin 66-1 (8-12) Always in rear, struggling halfway, never a factor, last of 8, 20l behind El Lail (8-12) at York 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) gd.