Hoy Hoy has been a beaten favourite the last twice but still just about sets the standard here on the back of a fair third at Chepstow last time. Likely to improve for the quicker surface, he's tempting to row in with but a chance is taken with the likely Fahey second string on jockey bookings in the shape of SARANTA. She shaped well on her debut here last season and was well supported on her return to action at Newcastle when coming home in mid-division. Dropped in trip now, she's afforded another chance to confirm the promise of that debut. Stable companion Highland Rebel is also noted under stable jockey Tony Hamilton whilst Alpine Flower and Sleeping Apache are also respected.
Bond Empire Misu Bond gelding out of At Amal.
Sleeping Apache (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Held up, in touch, headwauy to chase leading duo inside final 3f, kept on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Halation (9-1) at Redcar 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf in May.
Linda's Sister 11-1 (9-4) In touch, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 6l behind War Spirit (9-5) at Doncaster 5f mdn stks (5) sft.
Clabare Proclamation gelding out of Choral Singer.
Highland Rebel (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Fast Delivery (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.
Hoy Hoy (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, driven over 1f out, no impression and weakened into 3rd final 75 yards, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Minty Jones (9-7) at Chepstow 6f mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Lunesdale Buddy 100-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 8l behind Naivasha (8-11) at Catterick 5f 3yo mdn aut (6) sft in May.
Alpine Flower (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on closing stages, never nearer, 4th of 7, 5l behind War Spirit (9-5) at Doncaster 5f mdn stks (5) sft.
Kaytom 100-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, outpaced in last pair, never involved, 10th of 15, 26l behind Cool Music (9-4) at Redcar 7f 3yo fll stks (5) gf in May.
Saranta 7-2 (9-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 22l behind Wilde Inspiration (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.