Bapak Sayang's second to Dutch Masterpiece at Chester was another step in the right direction and he should be winning soon. Tumblewind doesn't always find a lot off the bridle but beat Boxing Shadows at Beverley two runs ago and is fancied to reverse earlier Newcastle form with the subsequently disappointing Bogsnog. Almalekiah could make the frame if reproducing recent efforts but Mitchell has struggled this year, as have Lady Poppy and Blue Lotus. ANGUS OG has the headgear back on after a below-par effort at Leicester and gets the nod on his second at Ripon in April.
Bapak Sayang (USA) 9-2 (8-10) Quckly away, led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, no chance with winnner, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Dutch Masterpiece (9-3) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Angus Og 8-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Equity Risk (9-0) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Tumblewind 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, headway to challenge over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Antonio Gramsci (9-4) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bogsnog (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 11l behind Shore Step (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Lady Poppy 25-1 (8-3) Outpaced and aways towards rear, last of 16, 14l behind Above Standard (9-3) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Blue Lotus (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 8l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-1) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Boxing Shadows 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort when hung left over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Tatlisu (8-9) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Almalekiah (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Went left and not much room after start, held up in mid-division, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on to 3rd final 75 yards, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Milly's Gift (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Mitchell 40-1 (8-7) Close up on outer, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Equity Risk (9-7) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.