This is a very trick getting-out stakes but we have to stick with the hat-trick-seeking SIZE after a couple of recent wins on fastish ground at Musselburgh. He escapes a penalty for his latest easy success five days ago and has a good draw so must take all the beating. It surely won't be long before the front-running Cono Zur gets his head back in front at this level while Hakuna Matata and Nimiety could easily figure if putting their last run behind them. Sardanapalus also disappointed last time but raced far too freely and he was consistent prior to that. Eastward Ho would have place claims on his best form but it looks like age may be catching up with Violent Velocity.
Sardanapalus 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, soon no extra, 6th of 7, 7l behind Copperwood (8-11) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Ongoodform (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly away, raced wide in rear, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 6l behind Corporal Maddox (9-6) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Hakuna Matata 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, driven and hung left 2f out, ridden and headway 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 14, 3l behind Never Forever (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Berlusca (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Raced wide, prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Caledonia Prince (9-3) at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Fame Again 14-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Light From Mars (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Nimiety 9-2 (8-11) Keen tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Zeyran (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Eastward Ho 4-1 (9-4) Pressed winner, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Joyful Sound (8-5) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
First Class Favour (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 13l behind Ingleby Angel (9-12) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Cono Zur (FR) 15-2 (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Ingleby Angel (9-12) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Size (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Made all, hard ridden over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, won at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (6) gf beating Lil Sophella (7-11) by 3l, 8 ran.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 12l behind Hakuna Matata (8-6) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.